At present the country is facing a challenging situation due to coronavirus and undergoing through a nationwide lockdown to contain the deadly virus. However; this adverse situation has created some positive turn into the scenario as the Nagpur Municipal Corporation has carried out the cleaning of 17 km stretch of Nag River. As per information, last week, the civic chief Tukaram Mundhe had ordered for the removal of debris from the expanse of the signature river of city.
The civic body had commenced the cleaning work near Panchasheel Square.Earlier,Commissioner has allotted time frame of 20 days to complete the annual process of cleaning the banks of Nag River, Pili River and Pora River having total length of 48 kms, so that during monsoon they do not get flooded.
However, longest patch is that of Nag River, stretching 17 kms, and it is divided in five parts and each would be supervised by separate officers. These three rivers are nowadays reduced to simply big nullah but their role in quite important in carrying away the solid and liquid waste to Punapur Bharatwada, in case of Nag and Pili River. During monsoon these three rivers effectively ensure that rain water is accommodate and transported ahead to the sewage treatment plant. Though entire sewerage is not being treated and most the water gets emptied into Kanhan expanse which carried it forward to Wainganga River.
As per the source, in the initial stage, first expanse from Panchasheel Square till Ambazari over flow point would be cleaned, the bed deepened and bushes and other obstruction on banks removed. And this lockdown period is really good time as the civic administration would have feasible time in doing all the work related to cleaning like lifting the removed slush, and transport the material into the dumping yard. Most importantly, this is for the first time that the NMC has carried out the cleaning drive in March.