68.2 mm rain in 2 hrs brings Chandigarh to halt : The Tribune India



Tribune Information Service

Sandeep Rana

Chandigarh, June 30

Season’s first monsoon rain poured distress on folks as waterlogging and site visitors jams had been witnessed throughout the town at this time.

Town obtained 68.2 mm rainfall from 9 am to round 11 am, resulting in flooding of roads, roundabouts, parking tons and markets at a number of locations. Rainwater even entered a Sector 21 D home as a choked street gully overflowed. An Alto automobile received washed away on the Toga bridge, which leads in direction of New Chandigarh.

It began with a drizzle round 8.30 am, adopted by heavy rain. Because the downpour coincided with the morning rush hour, serpentine queues had been witnessed, resulting in chaos on roads.

Other than essential roads, inside roads too received choked at many locations as hassled motorists rushed to discover a approach out. Roads in nearly all sectors confronted snarl-ups for a couple of hours. Southern sectors had been the worst hit. A few of the inside in addition to essential roads in Sectors 19, 21, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 40, 41 and 45 had been discovered choked. A number of commuters had been seen stranded as their automobiles broke down. Knee-deep water was witnessed on many stretches.

“I had a torrid time on the street. It took me over two hours to succeed in Sector 17 from Sector 39. There have been jams throughout attributable to waterlogging, as motorists stored on the lookout for a approach out. There was nobody to handle site visitors at most locations as site visitors cops had been lacking,” lamented Rajwinder Singh, who works in a non-public agency.

Baljinder Singh Bittu, chairman, Federation of Sectors Welfare Affiliation of Chandigarh, mentioned: “It’s failure on a part of the municipal company in addition to the UT Administration as they didn’t make satisfactory preparations forward of monsoon. The place did the fund meant for upkeep of street gullies go? These are imagined to be cleaned earlier than monsoon.”

On its half, the company claimed its 18 groups drained out collected water inside half-hour after the rain. They swung into motion quickly after the rain began round 8.30 am and drained out water from some low-lying areas utilizing pump units/suction machines.

Anindita Mitra, MC Commissioner, mentioned that they had constituted 18 groups particularly to regulate waterlogging. “For the previous three months, the MC has been persistently making efforts to scrub street gullies and manhole chambers of the storm water drainage system in addition to repairing street gullies, and many others. The stagnation occurred attributable to heavy rainfall and rising of the mattress stage of pure choes. Water flowed above the HFL (highest flood stage) in pure choes.”

Automobile washed away

  • Alto automobile washed away at Toga bridge
  • Snarl-ups in Sectors 19, 21, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 40, 41 and 45
  • First day of monsoon noticed 72.9 mm rainfall in 24 hours, highest within the UT previously 9 years.
  • On June 14, 2013, the town had witnessed 92.4 mm rainfall. The month this 12 months has seen an total rainfall of 122.8 mm.
  • The mercury additional dropped on Thursday to 26.9 °C, 9 °C beneath regular. Additionally it is lowest for the month (24.2 °C) since 2013.
  • The Met Division declared arrival of monsoon, saying it’s anticipated to be above regular.

Water drained out promptly: MC

The MC claimed 18 groups drained out water from low-lying areas utilizing pump units/suction machines inside half-hour after rain. They swung into motion quickly after rain began round 8.30 am.

Snarl-ups throughout

I had a torrid time. It took me over two hours to succeed in Sector 17 from Sector 39. There have been jams throughout. There was nobody to handle site visitors. — Rajwinder Singh, worker of a non-public agency

Rise in choe ranges guilty

The stagnation occurred attributable to heavy rainfall and rising of mattress stage of pure choes. Water flowed above the HFL (highest flood stage) in choes. — Anindita Mitra, MC Commissioner

With monsoon arriving, bare wires of an electrical energy pole on the street separating Sectors 17 and 18 in Chandigarh pose a menace to motorists.Tribune picture: Manoj Mahajan


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