Chandigarh: 3 hours of incessant rain throws life out of drugs

THREE-HOUR-LONG 68.2 mm heavy rainfall from 8.30 am to 11.30 am threw regular life out of drugs in Chandigarh on Thursday. Till 5.30 pm, the town acquired an total rainfall of 72.9 mm. The Municipal Company (MC) helplines acquired round 120 complaints associated to water logging. The site visitors administration was paralysed and the movement was disrupted on virtually all major roads together with Madhya Marg, Dakshin Marg, Purv Marg, and so forth.

The water disrupted the site visitors movement for multiple and a half hours and was flowing within the choes above HFL (highest flood degree). MC Commissioner, Anindita Mitra, in a press release, claimed that it’s pertinent to say that the stagnation of rainwater in the whole metropolis occurred as a result of heavy rainfall and rising mattress ranges of pure choes.

The scenario on inside roads in lots of sectors in southern areas had been susceptible. In the meantime, reviews of parked autos being broken due fallen timber had been additionally reported. The department of a tree fell on a automotive parked in Sector 27. A crew of the horticulture wing attended the spot and helped take away the tree.

In line with the officers, greater than 50 per cent calls associated to water logging had been acquired from Sectors 35, 37, 39, 40, Dadu Majra, Maloya, Hallo Majra, Sectors 41, 49, 51, 26, Police Traces, Mani Majra, Sector 22, Industrial Space, Sectors 24, 28, 29, and 30. The low-lying areas in Sectors 37, 35, 41, underpass at Part-1, Industrial Space, had been most affected.

In Sector 35, three site visitors police personnel had been noticed struggling to scrub a jammed gully. Residents additionally complained in regards to the inaccessibility of the MC helplines and officers over cellphone.

“I known as the world SDE many instances on his cellphone. There was no response. The scenario was worst in my space. Then, I known as the XEN, who attended my name and despatched the required manpower. I’m positive that the identical scenario could be everywhere in the metropolis,” AAP councillor, Anju Katyal of Ward Quantity 22, stated.

Commissioner Mitra stated, “MC has put its greatest efforts to empty out the collected water inside half-hour after rains. The 18 groups of MC swung in to motion in the course of the rain from 8.30 am within the morning and assumed their respective areas with adequate equipment and manpower. There was heavy rainfall of 68.2 mm from 8.30 am to 11.00 am. Nevertheless, to manage up with the scenario, the workers of 18 flood management groups drained out water from some low-lying areas by utilizing pump units/suction machines. The inconvenience remained for some hours throughout however all collected rain water was cleared inside half-hour by means of the underground storm water drainage system.”

In the meantime, the management centre was additionally made operational around the clock in three shifts:

* Water Filling Station, Sector 15 – 0172-2540200
* Water Works – II, MHC, Mani Majra – 0172-2738082.

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