Chronic waterlogging V: No drainage system, no end to rain misery in Dashmesh Nagar

  • Harshraj Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 15, 2016 13:26 IST
The problem has worsened after the construction of a flyover five years ago. (HT File Photo)

With no drainage system in place, Gill Chowk and Dashmesh Nagar have to struggle with the problem of waterlogging during monsoon every year.

Adding to the problem is lackadaisical attitude of the authorities concerned, who have failed to find a solution despite repeated requests.

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Residents say municipal corporation employees never pay visit to listen to their grievances.

Even after the rain on July 2, water had entered shops and houses due to blockage in road gullies, which are further connected to the sewer line. Blockage in these road gullies persists as some people throw garbage on roadsides, which gets collected here. Besides, there is a need to construct more road gullies.

Shopkeepers alleged that problem has worsened after the construction of flyover around five years ago. As the drainage pipes from the flyover are not connected to the sewer line, rainwater gets collected on Link Road, thus flooding the area.

Shutters of most of the shops remain closed whenever it rains.

MC superintending engineer Rajinder Singh said there is no storm drainage system. We will find out a permanent solution to the problem of waterlogging soon, he said.

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