UNA, MARCH 30
Chairman of the State Finance Commission Satpal Singh Satti today said Rs 22 crore had been released by the state government to address the chronic problem of flooding in Una during monsoons.
Addressing mediapersons here, Satti said during monsoons, low-lying areas of the city, which included mini secretariat, courts complex, residential quarters of state employees, Friends Colony, Old Hoshiarpur Road and Ward number 1 got flooded.
A detailed project report for a new drainage system had been formulated by the Jal Shakti Department which included de-silting, widening and channelisation of the existing drains, besides constructing new drain lines to allow the quick movement of water to the nearest tributaries of the Swan river. He said the funds would be given to the Una Municipal Committee for implementing the drainage work.