Households having access to either Under Ground Drainage Facility or Septic Tank are considered to have access to a safe disposal facility. In the absence of any underground sewerage system, the major mode of sewerage disposal is on site sanitation. As these drains are not designed to cater so much discharge therefore this water gets collected in the low-lying areas resulting in formation of water pools and further generate foul smell and encourage breeding of mosquitoes. Only 48% of the total houses have bathroom within the house.
As there is no underground sewerage system in the town, the households depend either on other type of latrines or depend on the other modes of disposal like public conveniences, slum population is taken as a proxy for dependents on public convenience.
Storm water drainage is expressed in terms of its coverage with respect to the total road length. Ideally, the length of the storm water drain should be twice that of the total road length.
Dehri is well connected with region and rest of the country through rail (DelhiHowrah main line) and road (NH 2, SH15, SH-16). There are two parallel bridges on the River Sone, one for road and another for railway. There is a lack of organized parking space in the city and roads have not been developed in a hierarchical way. NH-2 passes through the centre of the town and even local roads are directly connected to NH-2 without provision of service road.
There are three bus terminals in Dehri - one is a private bus terminal, one is managed by Dehri Nagar Parishad and one is managed by the Zila Parishad. The total road length in the town is about 250 km, of which around 70% is surfaced. Of the total road network approximately 20kms falls in category of main roads, followed by major roads 80kms and other roads 150kms.
The main means if transport in the city include tempo, auto rickshaw and cycle rickshaw. The town has 487 street light poles – 1 High Mast Light, 420 lights for Central Lighting, 10 Sodium Vapour lamps and 56 MV lamps. About 42% of the town area is unserved. No street lights are seen on the inner roads and in the newly developed peripheral areas of the town. The long power cuts adversely affect operation of the existing lights. There is haphazard wiring to be seen and there is a lack of staff for operation and maintenance of the lights.