Ludhiana roads waterlogged after just an hour’s rain

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2016 14:19 IST
A truck passing through the Lakkar Bridge area. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

City roads were left inundated after merely an hour’s rain on Tuesday afternoon. Though the showers were a relief from the sultry weather, civic body authorities failed to answer queries over constant waterlogging during monsoon, exposing its hollow claims of preparedness for the season.

The school of climate change and agricultural meteorology at Punjab Agricultural University recorded 11mm rain.

Underpasses of the newly constructed Southern Bypass, Ferozepur Road, Hambran Road, Dairy Complex, Haibowal, Ghumar Mandi, College Road, Mall Road and Old Court Road near Lakkar Bridge were choked proving to be harrowing for commuters.

A choked street at EWS Colony on Tajpur Road. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Haibowal resident Manjit Singh said the municipal corporation should take steps to install a storm drainage system to tackle waterlogging. Residents living in low-lying areas of the city faced a lot of trouble due to waterlogging, he added.

Road gullies are also to blame for the recurring problem because they are not cleaned regularly. Ravinder Garg, superintending engineer of MC, claimed otherwise saying water is drained out immediately. The real picture, however, is the exact opposite.

KK Gill, assistant agro-meteorologist at PAU, said the weather is expected to remain cloudy with possibility of rain during the next 24 hours.

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