Press Reporter News Service
Zirakpur, July 28
In a single day rain led to extreme waterlogging in elements of Dhakoli and Zirakpur this morning, leaving some areas beneath 1-foot-deep water. A number of housing societies and streets have been flooded with rainwater inflicting harm to property and autos.
Zirakpur Municipal Council officers needed to press JCB machines into motion to clear blockages and drain out water from the affected areas. The world round Sushma Crescent in Dhakoli, VIP Highway and several other low-lying areas was flooded in over 1-foot-deep water. Until afternoon, a number of RWAs of housing societies had employed JCB machines to empty out the rainwater.
Eyewitnesses stated the highway resulting in the Neighborhood Well being Centre, upgraded to a 100-bed hospital in papers, was in a multitude with slush. “Municipal Council officers and the administration are simply not bothered about sufferers and attendants visiting the hospital. If for nothing else, on humanitarian grounds, they need to get this highway repaired,” stated Opinder Singh, a Dhakoli resident.
In some housing societies in Peer Muchalla, Kishanpura and Baltana, the state of affairs was worse as there was no outlet or drainage system for rainwater.
Peer Muchalla resident Kulvinder Saini stated, “Unlawful constructions, encroachments and violation of the grasp plan have left the drainage system nearly non-existent.
Residents needed to face nice inconvenience as most roads and streets have been waterlogged. Lengthy visitors snarls have been witnessed at numerous locations on the Chandigarh-Delhi highway in Zirakpur too.
“Workplace-goers and highway customers had a tricky time wading by waterlogged streets and roads. It was solely within the afternoon that the state of affairs improved,” stated Shikha Dubey, a non-public schoolteacher in Gazipur.
One of many boundary partitions of Highland Park Properties in Zirakpur collapsed on account of waterlogging.