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Rain slows down life in and around city

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The Times Of India
12th September, 2019 04:16 IST

Indore: Rain brought pain for many Indoreans on Wednesday too as waterlogging, traffic congestion and riddled roads left them stranded for hours.

Vehicular movement at Singapore Township, Dewas Naka, Navlakha, Labrayabheru, Annapurna Road, and Pipliyahana Square was hit due to flooded roads. Traffic on main roads including Ring Road and BRTS Corridor moved at a slow pace due to waterlogging in some areas. Major congestions were witnessed at Geeta Bhawan, Bhanwarkua, Guitar square, Palasia and Rajwada.

Civic body officials, however, claimed that there was no major waterlogging in and around the city. “There was no major waterlogging in city. Our zonal teams are keeping a watch in their respective areas to prevent any waterlogging,” said IMC water works department in charge Balram Verma.

“Minor complaints of waterlogging were received from old parts of the city and they were attended on time,” he added.

The incessant rain also led to submergence of railway tracks hampering maintenance of trains at railway station. Most of the pit lines meant for maintenance of train coaches was waterlogged making it difficult for railway staff to carryout maintenance.

The city received 76.4mm rainfall in past 24 hours. Meteorological department said that areas on outskirts - Mhow, Sanwer, Depalpur, Gautampura - received more rain than city.

City is likely to witness rain on Thursday too, as per Met forecast.

Strong wind brought down trees in nearly 20 areas including, Chhatribagh, Old Palasia, Machhi Bazaar, Jairampur and Khatiwala Tank. “No major damage was reported as trees uprooted. The sites were cleared immediately after the incidents were brought in notice by locals,” said IMC garden department in charge Kailash Joshi.

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