Rain pours misery forLudhiana city residents

Rain pours misery forLudhiana city residents

A waterlogged road after heavy rainfall in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, August 5

As heavy rainfall lashed the city on Thursday, various parts were left inundated, again. Water accumulated outside MC’s Zone C on Gill Road, on Spring Dale School Road, Metro Road, Sector 39, adjoining Cancer Hospital Road, Link Road and various other areas.

Sewers overflowed on Chandigarh Road near Police Colony Chowk and Vardhman mill. Some of the sewers were not even functioning properly during the rainfall. The sewers in Dhandari Khurd and nearby areas were also overflowing, once again.

Sukhwinder Singh, a resident, said there was no relief from overflowing sewers in areas near Dhandari Khurd. “Moreover, a major road is to be re-constructed in the area but sewer-related problems have not been resolved. The situation turns too bad during rainy days,” he added.

City resident Kapil Arora said “Situation was worse at Chandigarh Road near Vardhman unit due to overflowing sewers. The road is without a proper sewer system and turns disastrous for Ludhiana during rains. The dyeing industries might be releasing untreated effluents during heavy rainfall. Further, blockage of sewer lines is causing a hell-like situation for residents and commuters. This may give rise to another pandemic in Ludhiana.”

Rajinder Singh, Superintending Engineer of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, said waterlogging was witnessed in some areas due to heavy rainfall. However, the rainwater was later drained out.

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