City life thrown out of gear as rain floods roads, water enters houses
Following a few hours’ torrential rain, the life of the city was disrupted on Wednesday with several areas were found waterlogged, power was disrupted and drinking water problem cropped up. The drains overflowing and roads flooded, the people had a tough time as they had to wade through the collected water on the roads. The heavy shower damaged some property too.
The flood control cell of Municipal Corporation of Dehradun received around 33 complaints regarding waterlogging in a single day. People of the areas like Kaulagarh, Dalanwala, Rispana, Vikas Nagar, Tapovan and Mayur Vihar grappled with the problem as water entered their houses. An official in charge of the cell informed that teams reached the spots during the night hours to resolve the problems mentioned in the complaints. More members in the teams were added in the morning shifts after the complaints saw a spike in the morning.
Elaborating further, the officer said, “Around 15 additional workers were included in the drive to sweep the collected rainwater from the houses. They also engaged themselves in cleaning the clogged drains and the waterlogged roads. Three pumps, four JCBs, two dumpers and four trolleys have been pressed into service in the task. “Once a complaint is received we send our team to different locations to act on them."
As per the official data, the flood control cell which was launched by the MCD in June has registered 90 complaints so far. This is the first time since the onset of the monsoon on Wednesday that the cell has received the maximum number of water-logging complaints from the city. Mainly, the complaints were from the areas which are situated near the clogged drains or the river banks.
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