48-hour rain clogs Indore, officials alert

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Aug 05, 2016 13:16 IST
School children in Krishnabagh Colony walk on submerged roads in front of a school in Indore on Thursday. (Shankar Mourya/HT photo)

Over 48 hours of low-intensity rainfall in Indore has submerged some colonies and waterlogged streets, giving misery to the residents.

However, an Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) official said that the situation was under control as major water outlets were working fine, thanks to the low-intensity rain.

IMC and the district administration have kept their respective officers on vigil. “We are making all possible efforts to unclog roads and colonies as and when we receive any information,” IMC control room said.

The in-charge of the public works department of the IMC said they were reaching out to people and providing help to clear choked drains and waterlogged roads but in some places they were facing difficulties. The city has received over 23 inches of rain this monsoon.

Rain water has submerged most parts of AB Road, Eastern ring road, YN Road, MG Road, Jawahar Marg, MR-10.

Musakhedi, Kabutar Khana, Hathipala, Limbodi, North Toda, Bhamori, Teen Imli, Nand Bagh colony, Kushwaha Nagar, Jinsi were the worst affected. The rain water has flooded all the nullahs and river bodies, leaving small dams overflowing. As per the Met forecast, the prevailing situation may continue for two more days. The low-lying areas fall on the banks of Kahn and Saraswati rivers and areas adjoining major lakes (Sirpur Lake, Yeshwant Sagar, Pipliyapala Lake, Bilawali Lake) in the city.

Majority of these settlements are illegal slum dwellings, which flourished due to inattention of district administration, civic body, and political interests.

The situation is bad in Chandan Nagar, Malganj, Biyabani, Ram Bagh Colony, Archana Nagar, Gadda Basti, New Govind Nagar, Khajrana, Sadhana Nagar, New Sundar Nagar areas.

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