Rain throws life out of gear in city

Chandigarh, July 10

City residents faced inconvenience due to heavy rain this evening, which triggered waterlogging, traffic jams and power cuts.

The rain once again exposed the ineffectiveness of the campaign launched to clean road gullies, which is yet to be completed by the Municipal Corporation. The MC had allotted work of around Rs 1 crore for cleaning road gullies.

Waterlogging was reported from various parts of the city. In Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, residents faced inconvenience due to waterlogged roads.In many areas, the MC staff was busy cleaning road gullies to solve the waterlogging problem.

The worst-affected were residents of Sectors 19, 21, 22, 25, 29, 30, 33, 40, 41, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 and 51, Dhanas, Maloya, Bapu Dham and Mani Majra. People said the sanitation wing of the MC claimed to launch regular sanitation drives in the city, but the truth was different. There was no regular check on the working of sweepers.


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