Noida/Ghaziabad: As monsoon set in, the primary showers introduced alongside the acquainted issues of waterlogging, visitors snarls and outages in a number of components of Noida and Ghaziabad on Thursday.
Like prior to now, clogged sewers and overflowing drains had been one of many principal causes for waterlogging in Noida sectors 19 and 27, the place soiled water entered a number of homes. Larger Noida was no totally different, the place roads in Pi-3, Delta-2 and close by areas had been below ankle-deep water. In Ghaziabad, Patel Nagar, Sahibabad and Loni had been flooded. All these areas confronted visitors snarls as automobiles moved at a snail’s tempo.
The rains, nevertheless, introduced reduction from the sweltering warmth. The utmost temperature in Noida dipped from 36.8°C on Wednesday to 26.1°C in 24 hours. Until 5.30pm, the town had obtained 116.6mm of rainfall.
Residents bore the brunt of the clogged drains. “Had the sewers been cleaned prematurely, there would have been no waterlogging right here. We hold writing to the Noida Authority now and again, however the issues stay the identical,” mentioned Kanhaiya Lal Awana, president of the Sector 27 RWA.
In Sector 19, individuals needed to drain out soiled water utilizing buckets from their houses.
In Larger Noida, Pi-3 was one of many worst-affected sectors. “Waterlogging disrupted our routine as we couldn’t step out of house. Markets remained shut and roads had been below water,” mentioned Amal Gupta, a resident of Pi-3.
In neighbouring Ghaziabad, streets had been flooded in Web site 4 industrial space of Sahibabad. “It’s simply the primary spell of rain and take a look at the roads right here. If it rains for just a few days now, I don’t know what is going to occur. I’m wading to my workplace in folded pajamas. I didn’t carry my bike alongside because it was harmful to drive,” mentioned Amit Singh, an trade employee.
Many merchants in Valmiki Kunj, Patel Nagar and close to the Vasundhara sign couldn’t open their shops. “I don’t know once I can open my store at the moment. Even when I open, who will wade by way of the water and go to my store? Yearly, I’m going by way of losses through the monsoon,” mentioned Ramesh Yadav, a shopkeeper in Valmiki Kunj.
There have been visitors jams too on a number of roads. In Noida, visitors was choked at Labour Chowk. As automobiles moved slowly, an auto-rickshaw broke down in the midst of the street.
Ganesh Prasad Saha, deputy commissioner of police (visitors) in Noida, mentioned his drive was deployed on the roads to information the visitors. “The visitors police personnel helped automobiles transfer through the rain. We additionally issued an advisory for commuters to keep away from the flooded stretches. We knowledgeable the authorities involved to empty out the water utilizing pumps. There was no waterlogging on the Noida Expressway or DND Flyway,” he added.
The police mentioned they didn’t obtain any details about uprooted timber or poles.