A look at the cut-and-cover drain projects at Chitlapakkam in Chennai

A status report on the progress of cut-and-cover drain projects at Chitlapakkam

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Here’s a pictorial assessment of the work as it unfolds on the streets of Chitlapakkam

In September last year, the Public Works Department and the Chitlapakkam Town Panchayat started work towards the construction of a cut-and-cover drain as part of a flood mitigation project at a cost of ₹12 crore and ₹5 crore respectively. Digging works under both projects started in October last year with a six-month deadline to meet However, eight months on, the cut-and-cover drains are nowhere near completion. In fact, in some streets, the work is yet to begin.

Pictures & Text: Sofia Juliet R.

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