30 Minute Rain Floods Road in Heart of the City
Mangaluru: This year, the people of DK have experienced a severe shortage of water and were dependent on water being supplied through water tankers through the summer.
MCC has done its best to provide water to the citizens of Mangaluru during the crisis. Now, due to rains since the past few days in some places in the district, the water in the Thumbay dam has slowly increased and has been recorded at 10.10 ft as of May 31.
On May 31, at around 10.20 pm, there was heavy rainfall for about 30 minutes. Just 30 minutes of rain flooded the Balmatta – Jyothi road, disrupting the free movement of traffic. More than 100 meters of the road was filled with water, with the adjacent Jyothi government school compound also being flooded. The road planning and other concerned officials have failed to foresee such problems which has become a common trend that the people of the city face.
Speaking to mangalorean.com, Farooq, who was riding a two-wheeler, said that it is very dangerous to ride in the water. “There was a heavy short circuit near the Jyothi school gate. We requested pedestrians not to use that road since it is dangerous due to the electric current,” he said.
Another person, Kumar pondered that if this is the situation in just half an hour of rain, what would happen in the coming days? “MCC engineers did not take any measures for the rain water to flow freely. There are no proper rainwater drains, so the water is flowing on the roads.”
If the MCC does not take any measures about this, there will be floods everywhere in the city creating problems for school going children and the elderly. The concerned authorities in the MCC should take immediate steps to avoid such situations.