Nagpur’s Low-Lying Areas Suffer From Flooding Due To Incessant Rain

Mayor Nanda Jichkar states that the NMC is lacking funds to solve the problem.

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Mumbai is facing huge problems due to torrential rains and water logging all across the economic capital of India, but if you think you are safe in Nagpur then it’s a myth.

The condition of several areas of Nagpur is abysmal.

Because of the incessant rain since Monday night, several low-lying areas of the city turned into ponds and roads were turned into canals. According to the report published in Times of India, Chief Fire Officer Rajendra Uchake informed that four trees were uprooted in different places in the city, however, no casualties have been registered.

Source: TOI

Reportedly trees were uprooted at Police Takli Road, Ravi Nagar Square, Ladies Club Road, and in front of Tirpude College, Civil Lines.

Road traffic saw an increase last night- people were facing huge difficulties reaching their destination.

Source: Maharashtra

Talking to the TOI, Congress corporator Manoj Sangole said, "The worst hit are around 35,000 families residing in the low-lying areas of North Nagpur, where houses are now under knee-deep water. Their sufferings have increased manifold as dozens of roads in these low-lying areas are under three to four feet of rainwater."

"The nullah on Kamptee Road must be broadened. Water gets blocked here due to waste and flows into houses. Development plans, which are already sanctioned, should be implemented to stop water logging," added Sangole.

Source: Hidustan Times 

The condition near Kamptee Road is even worse, many pot holes, under-construction roads and the water logging spots increased the accident possibilities.

Shende Nagar, Ramai Nagar, Kapil Nagar, Manav Nagar, Maitri Colony, Kamgar Nagar, Guru Tegbahadur Singh Nagar, Rajgruha Nagar, Kadu Layout, Bhante Anand Kaushalya Nagar (near Muslim grave yard), Kashi Nagar, Baba Deep Singh Nagar, Mayur Nagar, Kabir Nagar, Sayog Nagar, Sugat Nagar, Kalpana Nagar, Samarth Nagar etc. these are the places were reportedly rainwater entered into houses.

Almost every year due to the poor planning of the NMC’s, drainage system fails and, low-lying areas of the city get waterlogged. 

 

Information Source: TOI

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Sumaiya Sheikh (WRITER)

Sumaiya believes in expressing her thoughts with the sword of words. This management lover handled 30 and 100 volunteers for All India Interschool Personality Contest in 2013 & 2016 respectively, by Oxford Speakers’ Academy. A chatterbox, she also hosted three shows at All India Radio. This compotator represented KKSU in the inter-university debate competition - Indradhanushya.

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