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Thursday, 20 August 2020

Rain sinks Gurugram

Tribune Reporters

Gurugram, August 19

A three-hour rain spell today left many areas of the city submerged and threw life out of gear. Over 100 mm of rain led to flash floods, leaving streets, vehicles and furniture inside homes under water.

Electricity supply was snapped in many areas and had not been restored till the filing of this report. The photograph of a car submerged in water on the Gold Course Road became the face of this monsoon.

Waterlogging took a toll on vehicular movement, with waiting time in traffic jams on the Delhi-Jaipur expressway ranging from 20 minutes to an hour.

Massive flooding and breakdown of vehicles were reported. At least 2,000 police personnel rose to the occasion by diverting traffic, aiding in vehicle repairs and helping people cross flooded roads.

"The main reason behind waterlogging is structural lapses like encroachment on drains and laying of speed breakers. We have decanted water from many places and it is under way in the DLF underpass," said Deputy Commissioner Amit Khatri.

Faridabad: Several residential areas and roads were waterlogged for several hours after a downpour. Traffic movement remained disrupted and snarls were witnessed at several places.

Karnal: A short spell of heavy rain left the city waterlogged at many places. Commuters had to face problems in many parts of the city.

Yamunanagar: Life was hit in parts of Yamunanagar district after seasonal rivulets Somb and Nakti swelled due to heavy rain.

The overflowing rivulets submerged standing crops in several areas and damaged an embankment, roads and part of a bridge.

from The Tribune

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