Heavy rains lashed Delhi-NCR on 11 September.
(Photo courtesy: Citizen journalist Shriya Trisal)
Ambulance Stuck, Homes Flooded: My Journey on Waterlogged Streets of Ghaziabad
Due to heavy rains in Delhi NCR region on 11 September, the roads of Ghaziabad were left severely waterlogged.
Waking up to the smell of rains on a Saturday morning must've been soothing for many. But for me, that feeling didn't last too long.
I had to leave the comfort of my home in Dwarka and travel to Ghaziabad for some work. The best mode of transport on such a day is the Delhi Metro, given the traffic on the roads.
But as soon as I reached Ghaziabad, it seemed to be a different city all together. There was waterlogging on most of the roads I took.
The residents of Loni, a residential colony in the Ghaziabad district, have to face this problem often during monsoons.
While I was in the rickshaw, I noticed dirty drain water entering the houses and shops. The elderly, children and women had to navigate their way through knee-deep water.
The roads were clogged and it soon became a nuisance for commuters as they had to travel to work and continue their day-to-day activities. I saw emergency vehicles like ambulances get stuck as there was no way to move. Cars malfunctioning due the rains were seen stranded on the road.
As I travelled further, I noticed that the waterlogging mainly occurred in Tilak Ram Colony, Raj Nagar Colony (Kavad Marg) and Indrapuri Colony.
A lot of protests have also been held by the residents of these colonies but the administration has done nothing till date.
Due to this, the chances of dengue-malaria outbreaks also increase. I hope the authorities take some action to avoid such a situation in the future.
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