Rain raises stink on city’s colony roads
Residents of several colonies in the Capital were forced to wade through floodwater to move around on Saturday after hours of rain, even as traffic on major roads slowed down, HT reportsdelhi Updated: Aug 25, 2012 23:44 IST
Residents of several colonies in the Capital were forced to wade through floodwater to move around on Saturday after hours of rain, even as traffic on major roads slowed down.
People of areas such as Green Park, Jhandewalan, Munirka, Nangloi and Mayur Vihar complained of overflowing sewage. Vikas Aggarwal of Nangloi said dirty, smelly water had accumulated below the Metro station with the drains unable to flush out water.
"Even at 8pm, the road is flooded with dirty water because the drains have not been repaired for years. It is the same story every monsoon," he said.
The control room of the three municipal corporations received 33 complaints of flooding from several areas, including Green Park, Savitri Nagar, Old Rajinder Nagar, Jhandewalan and Munirka, and 13 cases of trees having toppled.
Five reports of wall collapses were also received at the control room but there was no loss of lives or property.
Civic agencies once again blamed the flooding on the aged drainage system that has seemingly become incapable of carrying rain water.
The three municipal corporations blamed the public works department for the flooding because all major roads are maintained by it.
Between 8.30am and 5.30pm, the city received 24.6 mm of rain.
Flooding slowed down the traffic near Indraprastha College for Women, Chandgi Ram Akhara, Kela Ghat, Mori Gate, Tirth Ram Hospital, Defence Colony flyover, Pulpahladpur and Nizamuddin Khatta.
The stretches between Ashram flyover and Maharani Bagh and Ashram and Hari Nagar were also waterlogged.
Traffic was affected between the Moolchand and the Lajpat Nagar Metro stations, on Ring Road, at the Andrews Ganj Chowk and on the Moolchand flyover.