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Posted at: Jun 20, 2017, 2:37 AM; last updated: Jun 20, 2017, 2:42 AM (IST)

Tricity’s brush with troubled waters

A brief spell of rain inundated roads, disrupted power supply and flooded houses
Chandigarh: A brief spell of rain left small colonies, villages, Industrial Area, Phases I and II, waterlogged. Several junctions and parks were also flooded with water. This belied the claims of the civic body. The people had a tough time driving and crossing roads. “In our locality, road gullies were choked and water got accumulated outside the residential area. Even our park was  full of water. The civic body should maintain the area,” said Mohit Kumar, a resident of Sector 52. Several parking lots in market areas were inundated. The vehicular movement too was hit. 

A pleasant surprise for some 

Chandigarh: Rain lashed the city, bringing respite from the scorching heating. The temperature dipped to three notches. Residents woke up to a pleasant Monday morning followed by heavy rain. As per the Met Department, 43.4 mm of rainfall was recorded in the city.  The maximum temperature settled at a comfortable 35.5 degrees Celsius. As the rain stopped, people in large numbers thronged Sukhna Lake, Sector 17 and various other parts of the city to enjoy the weather. The Met has predicted rain and thundershowers on June 20. The day temperature is also expected to dip further. “More rain is expected in the coming days,” said a Met official.

‘Powerless’ residents voice anger 
Chandigarh: Residents of many sectors remained without power for many hours following heavy rain on Monday. Complaints continued to pour in at the complaint centre. The outage was caused due to a snag developed after trees fell on electricity wires. The department also snapped the power supply in many areas as a precautionary measure. The affected sectors included  16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23   24, 25, 17, 8 , 7 and many parts of the villages. Some others were Sectors 42, 43, 45, 46 and 47 and Mani Majra. Ranjan Kumar of Sector 7 said it was a routine affair. Most residents complained that nobody attended to their calls at the complaint centre.
GMADA, MC claims washed away 
Mohali: It rained for around one hour and the town roads turned into a pool on Monday afternoon. The most affected areas were Sector 70, Phase V, Mango Garden opposite Phase IV, Sector 71, parking lot of GMADA office, Phase XI, Phases VII, IIIB2 and rural belts. The villages, including Mataur, Madanpura, Sohana and Kumbhra, were inundated. PS Baidwan, chairman, Pendu Sangharsh Committee, said rainwater entered several houses in Mataur. “Tall claims made by officials of GMADA and civic body have been washed away,” said a resident.


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