New Delhi: When it rains for a few hours in the national capital, Delhi witnesses a Mumbai-like scene. From Minto Bridge to Jakhira underpass in Delhi, the picture of queues of vehicles in waterlogging is common. This has been happening not only this time but for the last several years. From ITO to Dhaula Kuan, Uttam Nagar to Jakhira, the pictures of different parts of Delhi are more or less the same.
At least 45 main roads including Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Mathura Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Mahipalpur Road and Munirka areas are waterlogged in Delhi. After all, what is the reason why Delhi is submerged in a few hours of rain every year during the rainy season? This question must have arisen in your mind. Why is the Government not able to solve this problem? Due to the sinking of the city, there is a direct lack of drainage system infrastructure and lack of proper care. The existing sewage system remains choked due to silt or silt. There is no separate sewer line near Delhi for the drainage of rainwater. Former PWD engineer-in-chief SK Srivastava says 50 percent of the city, including the upscale colonies of South Delhi, the sewer manhole overflows in the rain every time.
The faulty design of the capital's roads is also one of the main causes of waterlogging. Many of Delhi's main roads and drains have disturbances in the slope. Some slip roads in the capital have not been properly designed. This creates a flood-like situation after waterlogging. At the same time, the roads are completely flooded due to poor drainage systems in the lower reaches. The closure of the drainage system due to the tendency to throw garbage on the roads is also the cause of waterlogging. At the same time, sweepers often leave garbage on the side that flows inside the drains when it rains.