According to a senior government official, Chief Secretary K K Sharma today held a meeting with representatives of Public Works Department (PWD), Irrigation and Flood Control, three municipal corporations, Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Delhi Development Authority (DDA), and Delhi State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (DSIIDC).
Representatives of Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) were also present in the meeting.  The officials were asked to put in coordinated efforts for ensuring cleanliness in the city.
Government agencies were asked to do regular monitoring of desilting and uploading detailed action plan on the website before April 6. During the meeting challenges and the coordination issues were also discussed.
"In order to resolve problems of water-logging and desilting of drains during the monsoon, agencies suggested to improve drainage at vulnerable locations, upgrading of drains, mechanical desilting using super-sucker and setting up of control room and mobile vans," the official said.
Major issue regarding lack of landfill sites was raised during the meeting. "Currently desilted material is dumped only at Ghazipur landfill site. Okhla and Bhalswa landfill sites are not allowing dumping of silt as these are exhausted," a senior officer said in the meeting.
The Chief Secretary directed government departments to identify vacant sites or use gram sabha land for dumping of silt. Various department heads were directed to sensitise their field units to ensure timely lifting of silt so that people do not have to face any problem.
Ongoing PWD, DMRC, DJB works in major drains of the Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department was also discussed. The agencies assured that water ways of the drains would be cleared by early June.

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