The Japanese scientists built massive underground tunnels at a cost of Rs 1800 crore under Water Discharge Tunnel project for clearance of flood waters in the city. They took a decision after their capital city Tokyo suffered from massive floods.
Scientists worked and devised the said project in such a fashion that Tokyo city will not suffer any more floods. After toiling for nearly 14 years from 1993 to 2006, Japanese had successfully completed the prestigious Water discharge Tunnel project which kept away all floods. Tokyo has no threat from floods now.
The said project is as high as five floors of a complex and 320 feet in width which was constructed with big underground tunnels. It is now rescuing the great city Tokyo. These tunnels divert the flood waters to a distance of 4 km and drain into Ido river.
The powerful turbines working on high performance capacity jet engines are playing a key role in clearing the flood waters. To watch the entire process is like viewing a fiction film really.
Is it not worth emulating? Every monsoon season our cities witness a spate of flood waters which turn the main roads into mini canals. And no action has been taken so far. Why ? How long will our governments take to build such strong tunnels on the lines of those built in Tokyo is not known.