Along came waterlogging,traffic snarls,power cuts

The annual problems that follow rainfall returned to the city on Sunday with waterlogging,traffic jams and power cuts reported from many parts of Delhi.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:June 17, 2013 1:31 am

The annual problems that follow rainfall returned to the city on Sunday with waterlogging,traffic jams and power cuts reported from many parts of Delhi.

As the roads were inundated,causing traffic snarls and preventive cut in power supply,the three BJP-led municipal agencies blamed Delhi government’s Public Works Department (PWD) for not cleaning the drains.

The PWD recently took over all roads that are wider than 600 feet from the civic agencies. The drains that flow along these roads are also to be maintained by the PWD,the municipal corporations said.

“This was the first chance for the PWD to show if they had done any work. It is clear that the PWD failed to maintain the roads and clean the drains. They are to be blamed for the water-logging,” Subhash Arya,Leader of the House (South Municipal Corporation),said.

The areas worst affected by traffic jams and waterlogging were: Aurobindo Marg,Adhchini,Devli More,Mahipalpur Chowk,Tajokri Flyover,MG Road near Sultanpuri Depot,Lado Sarai T-Point,Barfkhana,Tis Hazari,Mori Gate and Mayapuri flyover.

The Power department officials said they had to “undertake preventive shut downs to avoid any mishaps” in waterlogged areas. “Isolated faults were also reported,mainly because of rain and water-logging,” an official said.

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