An overnight invasion

The Sholinganallur stretch of the Buckingham Canal was finally rid of water hyacinth on October 18. And then, this happened. Within 24 hours, giant clumps of this invasive plant from elsewhere floated in and clogged it again, putting the amphibian vehicle and the crew on overtime duty.

In a recent report, we made an observation that water hyacinth poses a stubborn challenge and that sometimes, government agencies maintaining waterbodies or waterways can be stretched to their limits trying to meet it.

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