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Fail drainage system roots of flash flood in Keishamthong AC

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Imphal, Sept 28: Failed drainage system in the Imphal valley at almost all places particularly in greater Imphal area is the root of the flash flood.
In a survey conducted by Imphal Times reporters, it has been found that almost all drain which were not even a year old were not functioning. At some of the lane existence of drainage system is negligible as houses constructed at the roadside left no room for the drain.
The first place Imphal Times went to take a close watch is Ahanthem Leikai in Keishamthong Assembly constituency. Drains at each side of the road has nearly a feet wide drain which is not suitable to carry stagnant water due to heavy rain. A 2 hour non-stop rains make the lane of Ahanthem Leikai more like a stream as water flows on the road. Former Councillor of IMC,  Ahanthem Romakanta was seen trying to drain away the water but he was left with no choice as private construction have already narrowed the drain.
The second visit was in front of the Keishamthong Model School of keishamthong Elangbam Leikai. The front road of the Model School was always flooded creating much inconvenience to both the students and the teachers. Earlier before last election, drainage on the side of the MI road was constructed from Wahengbam Leikai till Pishum Thong area. As the drain failed to work even after the construction it was again demolished and a new drain was constructed. Source said that amount for construction of the earlier failed drain has been withdrawn from the PDA by the contractor executing the work.
At the time when the new drain was contructing, it was stop for time being midway due to the general election. And after the general election the work for construction of the drain begins again and the government is now 6 months old and many of the constructions are left unfinished till today. As the drain fails to carry the water the road are flooded. Recent black topping will once more be filled by many potholes due to the flood water. (another waste of money)
At Takhel Leikai area too authority fails to show any concern for the drainage system. People always faced hardship in hours of non-stop rain.

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