Jalandhar: Heavy rain on Monday morning introduced aid from the recent and humid circumstances however left Jalandhar in deep waters with waterlogged roads and potholed stretches changing into a nightmare for commuters.
The municipal company’s ill-preparedness for the monsoon was for all to see as sewer pipelines blocked with plastic waste and the shortage of storm water drainage led to flooding on most roads and low-lying areas of the town.
The worst-hit areas have been 120 Toes Street, Sodal Street, Preet Nagar Street, Ladowali Street, Basti Adda Street, Soccer Chowk, District Administrative Advanced, Domoria Bridge, Basti Sheikh, Basti Bawa Khel, New Railway Street and Phagwara Gate.
The principle freeway was additionally water-logged, resulting in site visitors jams.
“Water took hours to recede and made it unattainable for pedestrians to stroll. Motorists waited in lengthy site visitors jams to succeed in their locations,” mentioned Pawan Luthra, a resident from Basti Sheikh.
As a result of rain, roads on the town have developed potholes, including to the woes of commuters who did not find them in flooded stretches.
Jalandhar was included within the good metropolis listing in September 2016, however the MC has coated solely 8% of the realm with storm water drainage. The prevailing sewage pipes can’t drain the heavy circulate of water.
Jalandhar mayor Jagdish Raja mentioned that work to scrub pipes and the sewerage system is on. “Street restore will start after the monsoon,” he mentioned.