Tribune News Service
Patiala, August 1
Patiala witnessed heavy rainfall today, causing accumulation of rainwater at various places.
The accumulation of rainwater at various empty plots, including Rajindra Lake that has been undergoing renovation, is increasing the threat of spread of various diseases.
The area near the Language Department, roads near Beant Singh Complex and a number of other places in the city remained waterlogged for a few hours after the downpour. According to the Meteorological Department, Patiala witnessed 25.4 mm of rainfall till the afternoon today.
Municipal Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur said: “Rainwater got cleared from a majority of the areas in a short time. “We have been ensuring cleaning of all drains in the city for the past three months and the results have been positive,” she said.
The continuous rains have been affecting the renovation work at the lake. Officials in the PWD said the renovation work was being obstructed. They said they have sprayed a larvicide in the water earlier and would do the same again.
Poonamdeep Kaur said: “Water can accumulate in empty plots in the city but we are ensuring spraying of a larvicide. Fogging is also going on regularly every day.”
She said the corporation would also get a larvicide sprayed at Rajindra Lake if needed.
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