2-hour rain exposes poor drainage system in Amritsar

2-hour rain exposes poor drainage system in Amritsar

A waterlogged road after showers in Amritsar on Saturday. Sunil Kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 6

Heavy rain lashed the city and surrounding areas this morning. Rain, which lasted around two hours, exposed the poor drainage system in several parts of the city. Waterlogging was seen in most low-lying areas of the city.

The Municipal Corporation had initiated desilting of the main sewer lines in several areas as the city had been facing the problem of waterlogging over the years. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu said timely desilting would address the waterlogging problem.

Mintu of the Chabaal Road area said, “The water was accumulated on the road leading to Gate Hakima. It is difficult to commute on roads and streets after rain. Waterlogging was visible, especially in the Putligarh and Islamabad areas.”

Besides, residents got some respite as the day temperature dipped after rain. Dilraj Singh, a resident, said, “The mercury has dipped with rain. Residents, who prefer to stay indoors during hot weather, are enjoying the day.”

“The weather was almost pleasant during May. In the first week of June, the temperatures started rising. I hope this year we would witness rainfall more than average,” said Anil, a resident of the city.

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