Monsoon mess: Another year gone by, but choked drains cause waterlogging

Meerut : The monsoon mayhem is not new for the city. Even before the first showers of this year’s monsoon hit, Meerut went under water. If you are a resident of Meerut , the question you would want urgently answered is this: can Meerut ever welcome the rains when it doesn’t cause flooding and bring the maximum city to a standstill?

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At a time when the citizens are welcoming the pre-monsoon showers that have been lashing the city for last night the wet spells have brought the much-needed respite from the scorching heat, On Friday morning, even as the city breathed a sigh relief, the downpour gave a nightmare to residents.  

Though the water receded after a few hours, it has brought the poor preparedness of the city for monsoon to the fore. “The drains are clogged and their clearance is not consistent,” alleges a group of people and we know that difficult days are ahead as monsoon is coming,” .

Munish Kumar

Munish is a senior journalist with more than 18 years of experience. Freelance photo journalist with some leading newspapers, magazines, and news websites, has extensively contributing to The Times of India, Delhi Times, Wire, ANI, PTI, Nav Bharat Times & Business Byte and is now associated with Local Post as Editor

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