On Thursday when the city grappled with water accumulation after showers, the problem aggravated on the elevated road because of the theft of a rainwater harvesting system pipe that had been laid beneath the incline.
Stolen in parts, the 3.2-kilometre pipe laid along the boulevard is reduced to only 1.25 km. It was stolen through a two-way passage for repair and the movement of air, perhaps. Gammon India, the company working on the elevated road, has approached police.
The company suspects the thieves to be working from nearby. The municipal corporation sent its own search teams to the spot. "The matter is under investigation," said municipal commissioner DPS Kharbanda. "We'll approach police for registering a case."