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“Automobiles Drowned, Roads Turned Into Rivers”: Delhi’s Monsoon Nightmare

Delhi recorded the very best rainfall in 4 many years.

Monsoon fury disrupted regular life throughout a number of North Indian states together with Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Extraordinarily heavy rainfall has prompted waterlogging, swept vehicles away and washed away bridges in a number of states. 

India acquired 81% above regular rainfall on Sunday whereas Delhi recorded the very best rainfall in 4 many years.

Based on the climate division, Himachal Pradesh acquired 104 mm rainfall on Sunday, which was virtually 13 instances above regular. The only-day rainfall in Delhi, Chandigarh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir was round 9 instances above regular, whereas that in Punjab was over 12 instances above regular.

The extreme rain as soon as once more uncovered the state of civic infrastructure in our cities. Regardless of the tall claims made by the federal government and native our bodies, even metropolitan cities witnessed excessive waterlogging and site visitors snarls over the past two days. As Delhi witnessed virtually incessant rainfall for 2 days, roads throughout the town had been waterlogged, together with the one resulting in the capital’s PWD Minister Atishi.

Akshay Gautam, who works in Delhi’s Nehru Place, instructed NDTV his bike stopped after being submerged in knee-deep water in South Delhi’s Pamposh Enclave. It took him greater than 4 hours to get again house as his bike stopped in the midst of the highway.

One other resident, Arun, mentioned he fell right into a deep puddle in East Delhi’s Shahdara. Arun added that individuals in Shahdara haven’t even been capable of go to work due to inundated roads.

12 months after 12 months, the nationwide capital witnesses intense waterlogging through the monsoons. Till final 12 months, the AAP authorities within the centre blamed the MCD for collapsing infrastructure within the metropolis because the BJP dominated the native physique. However in keeping with the residents, the waterlogging state of affairs has gotten worse after the AAP authorities took over.

Saurabh Gaur, a Delhi resident, mentioned he was caught on a waterlogged highway and could not go to his mother-in-law who just lately underwent a surgical procedure. In a dialog with NDTV, he mentioned that the route from North Delhi’s Ashok Vihar to Burari, that often takes him round quarter-hour, took him two hours at present. Even after making it by way of the site visitors, he could not go to his mother-in-law because the lane to her home was blocked. He added that the waterlogging was so intense that that a number of vehicles had been utterly submerged. The AAP authorities in Delhi has been working a ‘Metropolis of Lakes’ challenge to revive the capital metropolis’s water our bodies. Saurabh, pointing to the waterlogging, questioned whether or not that is the ‘metropolis of lakes’ residents had been promised.


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