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Punjab buckles under severe waterlogging, drainage department struggles with funds

Several parts of the state have faced waterlogging and resultant crop damage. The water-logging has also led to damage of properties in some parts of the Malwa resion, and the Ghaggar river is overflowing due to a breach.

Bathinda: Waterlogging abates, SAD-Congress blame game persists

Congress leaders Jagroop Singh Gill and KK Aggarwal alleged that the waterlogging was due to ill-managed cleaning of the sewage pipes.


Punjab: Rainfall surge makes up for early deficit, but water logging dogs urban centers

Till July 10, Punjab was 44 per cent rain deficit. But with the recent surge in rainfall, Punjab has received 147.9 mm against normal 135 mm for this time of year.

Chandigarh: Water enters houses in Sector 19, Panchkula

The rain brought life to a standstill with local residents struggling to commute to their workplace.

Rain batters Meghalaya, throws life out of gear

Several villages in the district have been cut off from Shillong, as roads were damaged in a flash flood last weekend, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Kyrmen Shylla said.

Mumbai: MEMS receive 150 calls for ambulance; cabs charge over Rs 1,000 for 20-km journey

The state-run Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) received over 150 calls for ambulance on Friday.


Mumbai: ‘Situation this year was not as bad, water cleared within 30 minutes’

BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi speaks to The Indian Express on the efficacy of the civic body’s monsoon preparedness.

Mumbai: Waterlogging raises doubt over BMC’s claim of rain-readiness

In 2019-20, the BMC spent more than Rs 100 crore on nullah cleaning as part of its pre-monsoon work, which was deemed to be satisfactory by both the ruling Shiv Sena and the administration.

Explained: Why waterlogging continues to haunt Punjab cities

For Ludhiana, Local Bodies Director Karnesh Sharma says, “I have no idea why flooding happens in Ludhiana everytime despite MC getting required funds to clean the drains. It only means that MC fails to get them cleaned..”

Hardlook — Why Delhi finds itself facing the same waterlogging crisis year after year

Design flaws, multiplicity of agencies and lackadaisical desilting — the capital’s waterlogging woes can be blamed on many things. The Indian Express try to understand why...

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Flood, heavy rains disrupt normal life across the country

While most of the rivers are over flowing, intermittent rains are also witnessed in many parts of the country.