Heavy rains lash Nagpur, throw life out of gear
June 30, 2010 Leave a comment
NAGPUR: The heavy showers that lashed the city on Tuesday disrupted traffic on several thoroughfares and arterial roads leading to chaos. Many of those returning home after work were caught in traffic jams as the roads were waterlogged.
The main roads at Sadar, Cotton Market, Narendra Nagar and Shankar Nagar square were the worst hit, with vehicles stuck in a gridlock. Road users were angry as NMC had failed to clean storm water drains across the city. The traffic police had a tough time regulating traffic in the affected areas. In a few areas, traffic constables were seen opening manhole covers to enable free flow of rainwater into the drains.
A few trees were also uprooted in areas such as Khare Town in Dharampeth and Mate Chowk. Rain water gushed into houses in many low-lying area, said fire officials. Many areas including Dharampeth were also plunged into darkness after electric cables were snapped due to the falling trees.