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Poor Drainage Problem In Nasinu Angers Taxi Owner

A Makoi taxi owner is calling the Nasinu Town Council to address the drainage problem in Vatoa Road, Nasinu. Lingam Chetty said that when it rains heav­ily the drain gets
24 Feb 2018 15:58
Poor Drainage Problem In Nasinu Angers Taxi Owner
Three hours of non-stop rain caused flash flooding on Vatoa Street, Nasinu on February 23, 2018. Photo: Shirika Shalini

A Makoi taxi owner is calling the Nasinu Town Council to address the drainage problem in Vatoa Road, Nasinu.

Lingam Chetty said that when it rains heav­ily the drain gets blocked and the road gets flooded.

He said that council workers came many times to check the drain and went away without do­ing anything.

“One of the vehicles got stuck in the middle of the flooded road and the community members managed to push it out of the flood waters,” Mr Chetty said.

“It is easy for me to go through Vatoa Street but because of flooding I had to make a long turn,” Mr Chetty said.

He said that the vehicles get damaged since there is no parking space near their home so they park on Vatoa Street.

“It takes time and fuel to reach our destina­tion and people have to travel from other routes when there is a heavy rain which leads to flood­ing,” Mr Chetty said.

Council chief executive officer Lute Berends, said that the council workers clean the drain once a month and the culvert is relatively small.

He did not reply to other questions sent to him.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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