Thursday, June 8, 2023

Heavy rain hits Steel City, water clogging adds to woes


Jamshedpur: Incessant rain hit that the city late evening has led to water clogging in the low-lying areas and throne life out of gear.

According to Meteorological office in Sonari, the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal is bringing good rainfall in the region and the situation is likely to remain the same in next 24 hours. The city today recorded 19.1 MM rainfall.

Areas like Mango, Jugsalai, Baghbera, Pardih have been worst hit. Water clogging at these areas has made difficult for people to move. Most of the roads are dotted with stalled vehicles, adding to the chaos. In some low lying areas several autos have been reported stranded in water.

The city has turned into a motorists’ nightmare. Many roads are undergoing concretisation and pipeline is being laid in several areas like Jugsalai and Baghbera.

As a result the motorists have faced hell during rains. Many motorists have found it difficult to distinguish between the road and the dug up place due to water clogging.

Meanwhile resident of Jugsalai complained of water clogging and heap of garbage spread in several nooks and corners of the areas.

Residents complain that in the last few years, the drains that carry sewage and rainwater to the sea have been blocked in several places, thanks to encroachments.

During rains, water overflows and floods the streets, often entering houses. Apart from encroachments, sand and stones have been dumped on the drains in several parts of the areas.

�If it rains, the street is flooded and after a while, it becomes slushy, posing risk to motorists,� said Satendra Kumar a resident of Naya Bazaar, Jugsalai. Often, people are forced to wade through knee-deep water during the monsoons.

Traffic was disrupted as major main roads in the city were inundated. Commuters had a tough time wading through knee-deep water, at some places, to reach their destinations. There is also a fear of an outbreak of water-borne diseases.

�The monsoon is in its full fury in the Chottanagpur plateau region. For the next two days it will lashed the city mercilessly.

The monsoon is being a relief from the scorching summer heat and people do not mind at all being inconvenienced as they were prepared for such an eventuality,� said official Meteorological office.

The forecast for the next 48 hours said rain/thundershowers would occur at most places over Chottanagpur plateau region and at many places over interior Singhbhum.

Moderate to rather heavy rain would occur at most places over all the districts of Kolhan.

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