Patiala, January 23
Incessant rain for two days left many places in the city flooded.
The Meteorological Department today stated that light to moderate rain occurred at most places of Punjab, including Patiala. Yesterday, 31.8 mm of rainfall was recorded at Punjabi University.
Nevertheless, areas of Tripuri, near the city bus stand, Sanauri Adda, Lakkar Mandi and others saw a flood-like situation. People had to wade through waterlogged streets.
Residents blamed the MC Engineering Department for the poor drainage system due to which rainwater remained accumulated on roads.
A commuter said, “Engineers of the civic body wasted public funds by laying small-sized sewer pipes. The municipal works are to be blamed for the people’s plight today.”
The area near the Mayor’s official residence was also waterlogged for a long time.
MC Joint Commissioner Naman Marken said, “Departmental officials did not bring the issue of water-logging to my knowledge today. I will ask the officials to check the situation on ground and resolve it at the earliest.” —
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