Flood gauge and warning signs missing at picnic spots

Flood gauge and warning signs missing at picnic spots

Warning signs required for area of water flow during monsoons.

Flood gauge and warning signs missing at picnic spots

People have started moving out for picnics. Picnic spots are bustling with activity in the monsoon season. The issue is that of caution signs at the picnic spots, natural bridges and river areas.

No flood gauge, warning signs or any word of caution can be seen at any of the water flow areas which are often frequented during the rainy season for picnics. During a check of these areas, it was observed that PWD hasn’t made any arrangements for emergency situations in these areas. Even the warning sign boards are missing. If at all there are any boards, they are worn out and nothing is readable. Even the flood gauge scales need to be re-marked as the writings on them aren’t visible anymore.

Many areas have submersible bridges and these areas are among one of the busiest areas. The river at Ubeshwarji road has four such bridges which get completely submerged during rainy season. Since there is no warning board, a lot of accidents have happened in the past but administration seems to be sleeping over the issue. All flood gauges need to be clearly marked so that people get to know a clear picture of water flow and dangers can be avoided.

Another issue is that of the blocked pipes. Pipes which are the only way water can find its way into the canal or river are also blocked. As per one of the officers from PWD, instructions have been issued for marking all these danger points and work has already been done on some of such areas.

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