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Waterlogging the norm in city

delhi Updated: Jul 04, 2010 23:48 IST
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Streets of the national capital, which are supposed to match world-class standards before the start of the Commonwealth Games, were waterlogged even before the actual arrival of the monsoons.

Delhiites may have enjoyed the showers on Sunday, but commuters found it a harrowing experience, with waterlogging leading to traffic jams across the city.

The downpour also washed away tall claims made by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) of having completed desilting of all 1,500-storm water drains under them.

West Delhi was the worst hit as the MCD control room received 39 complaints of waterlogging from this area alone. The civic agency received a total of 76 complaints from across the city.

This at a time when MCD has claimed that it has desilted all the drains under its jurisdiction.

With construction activity being carried out in various parts of the city, waterlogging resulted in traffic jams especially in Dhaula Kuan, Dwarka, Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, Rajouri Garden, Pusa Road among others.

The civic agency also received complaints of felling of trees.

A total of nine trees fell and one roof collapsed due to the showers.

Services of Delhi Metro were also disrupted on the Dwarka-Rajiv Chowk route due to a technical glitch.