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Rains bring relief and water logging in Dimapur

Rains bring relief and water logging in Dimapur
Inundation at Naga Shopping Arcade (Super Market) area Dimapur on Monday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUL 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/8/2019 11:57:52 AM IST

With the arrival of monsoon, residents in Dimapur received some respite from the searing heat.

However, relief was also offset by water logging in manyh colonies adverfsly affecting movement. 

Raising concern over the poor drainage system, many residents also expressed ire that the recently constructed roads, in some areas, had large potholes.

Further, Sumo counters in the Naga Shopping Arcade were also partly submerged in water after the rainfall on Monday. Some staff of the counters were selling tickets from the waiting shed. 

Speaking to Nagaland Post, some of them complained that even if there was light rainfall, the area became water-logged due to poor drainage system. They said the water-logging affected their customers and travellers.

Other low lying areas of Dimapur were also inundated due to heavy rainfall during the past few days. 

A resident of Sachu colony said water-logging was a regular phenomenon and that no remedial step had been taken by the authorities to construct proper drains and better road. On the other hand, the parallel road to national highway in Super Market area has become slushy. 

Some vegetable vendors of the area told Nagaland Post that both customers and sellers have a hard time during rainy season.

Moreover, garbage dumped and left exposed were scattered and pollute the area. They are not only dity but also pose serious health hazard to people in the entire area.

Meanwhile, a senior citizen also appealed to Power department authorities to check and cut-down tree branches near power lines and electric poles to avoid any human casualty.

There have been incidents when branches of trees break off during heavy rains accompanied by winds, thereby posing great threat to passersby and the traffic, he added.

Though there was no casualty, one such incident occurred in River Belt colony earlier this year when the branch of a tree broke off and completely damaged an auto rickshaw.

 

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