PV Report : Turning of Maheshkhal canal is being made ‘straight’ with a view to speeding outflow of water into the Bay of Bengal.
City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin inaugurated the work through connecting Maheshkhal with new canal on Saturday.
CCC sources said with this, water due to incessant rain and astronomical tide would flow out speedily from a large portion of eight city wards including Rampur, Agrabad, Kattoli, Halishahar and Goshaildanga.
‘Capacity of all canals including Maheshkhal, Nazirkhal and Gainar Chhara will be enhanced’, the Mayor said while speaking on the occasion,.
Besides, water-logging on both banks of Maheshkhal will ease through construction of sluice gate and modern pump house at the opening point of Maheshkhal, he added.
No 11 ward councilor Morshed Akhter Chowdhury, Councilor Abida Azad, Chief Engr. Lt. Colonel Mahiuddin Ahmed, EE Ashim Barua, Biplob Das and PRO Md. Abdur Rahim were present on the occasion.