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The Delhi government today issued a WhatsApp number and an email id where people can register complaints about water-logging in the national capital, ahead of the approaching monsoon rains. The Public Works Department (PWD) has also appealed to the general public to inform it about the locations which will be waterlogged during monsoon. According to the PWD, people can send complaints of water-logging with pictures through WhatsApp number - 8130188222 and email id - monsoondelhi2017@gmail.
Com. Recently, PWD Minister Sateyndar Jain had directed his department to issue the same so that complaints of water-logging could be resolved at the earliest. Last month, the Delhi government had warned that if the residents suffered due to water-logging during the monsoon season, the officers concerned would face action. In a recent note to Chief Secretary M M Kutty, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also cautioned against the desilting of drains "only on papers", saying such anomalies must stop. Lt Governor Anil Baijal had also constituted a high-level committee headed by the PWD Secretary to look after desilting of drains and open manholes. It was aimed at better coordination between multiple agencies to tackle the water-logging problem.
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