Waterlogging throws life out of gear in Zirakpur, Mohali

Cabinet Minister Anmol Gagan Maan visits her office but remains inaccessible to villagers

Tribune News Service

Gaurav Kanthwal 

Zirakpur, July 6

The Chandigarh-Ambala national highway was waterlogged at several places in Zirakpur on Wednesday with traffic moving at snail's pace near Patiala chowk.

Traffic jam under a flyover in Zirakpur. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar

Residents said water was knee-deep underneath the flyover near the local bus stand.

Long queues of vehicles were stuck near the Metro point and Singhpura light points on the main highway.

An ambulance stuck in a jam. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar

Rainwater made commuters' life miserable with long snarls and delay since early morning. Several school buses were stuck in traffic jam, said the residents.

School buses among other vehicles stuck in jam in Zirakpur.
Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar

The inner roads of Zirakpur town were waterlogged with rainwater and slush.

In Desumajra, Kharar, villagers had a tough time as water entered houses in the low-lying areas.

Newly-inducted Cabinet Minister Anmol Gagan Maan visited her office near pillar number 15 underneath the flyover but remained inaccessible to the villagers who had come to seek solution to their flooded houses.

Meanwhile, Mohali recorded 74.5 mm rainfall from 5.30 am to 8.30 am on Wednesday, flooding several low-lying areas. 

The airport road was flooded at several places leading to kilometre-long queues of vehicles.

Traffic jam on a flyover in Zirakpur. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar

The situation was worse in the new sectors of Mohali. The parking lots and roads were full of stagnant water in Phase-3B1 and 3B2 markets. 

Councillors were making arrangements to drain out the rainwater.

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