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April 24th, 2012
Monsoon Relief: Sensors to Predict Waterlogging

Waterlogged streets are a common sight in the city every monsoon. But this year, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) may be able to save its face, thanks to a team of researchers at IIT Kharagpur. With the help of the institute’s civil engineering department, KMC plans to install electronic sensors and automatic rain gauges at various borough offices to monitor rainfall patterns in the city. The sensors will also check water levels at important sewerage lines of the city. The practice, already in use in Mumbai, is used as an important indicator for administrators to fight flooding. Read More