In a tweet, the MP later said that the drain has been a long-pending demand of the residents of Nayapalli, which remains flooded with rainwater during monsoon.
Met Sri Rajnath Singh,Hon’ble Minister,Defence,and requested him to allow construction of a drain inside 120 Battalion premises in Bhubaneswar.This drain is a long pending demand of the Nayapalli area residents.After this drainage work, flooding of the area in rains will stop. pic.twitter.com/QOPa0GWat2
— Aparajita Sarangi (@AprajitaSarangi) February 15, 2020
In 2018, Nayapalli area had witnessed a state of emergency with vehicles submerged in waist-deep rainwaters in front of ISKON temple here. Residents had attributed the waterlogging menace to water being drained from the temple. Their longstanding demand for construction of a separate drainage system for Nayapalli, IRC Village, Rental Colony and other areas is yet to be fulfilled.
Many feel that the proposed drain through 120 Infantry Battalion will resolve the flooding issue.