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City areas turn into lake

HEAVY DOWNPOUR on Friday afternoon caused water logging in low lying areas of the city including George Town, Amar Nath Jha Road, Allahapur, LIC colony, Lowther Road, Sohabityabagh and Rambagh. The water logging was caused as no drive was carried out by the Nagar Nigam to clean drains on time, said the residents. Nullahs overflowed because lax authorities did not carry out their duty. Several house owners complained to HT that rain water had entered inside their houses.
None | By HT Correspondent, Allahabad
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2006 12:16 AM IST

HEAVY DOWNPOUR on Friday afternoon caused water logging in low lying areas of the city including George Town, Amar Nath Jha Road, Allahapur, LIC colony, Lowther Road, Sohabityabagh and Rambagh.

The water logging was caused as no drive was  carried out by the Nagar Nigam to clean drains on time, said the residents. Nullahs overflowed because lax authorities did not carry out their duty. Several house owners complained to HT that rain water had entered inside their houses. Shushila Awashti,  a resident of George Town, said  water had entered her drawing room. As a result, costly materials like sofa, TV etc suffered heavy damage. Cars and computers were all submerged in water within one hour of rain.

Condition of EWS and LIG colony of Allahabad Development Authority was also pathetic.

People had a tough time in negotiating submerged roads and lanes in Baghambari Gaddi, Lowther Road, Government Inter  College, Niranjan, Kydganj, Matiyara road etc.

Meena Jaiswal, a resident of Baghambari road, held the NN administration responsible for today’s water logging . “The drains in my lane have not been cleaned for the last three weeks,” she said.  On the other side,  the silt taken out from nullah was not removed which once again slid back into the same nullah on Friday morning, added Jaiswal.

It is to be noted that Nagar Nigam administrator, Amrit Abhijat, had directed the officers to complete the nullah cleaning work by June 30. He had also directed the municipal  commissioner to form a  six-member committee in every ward to ensure cleaning of nullah before monsoon in the city.

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