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In pics: Smart City residents panicked by waterlogging due to heavy rains

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Bhubaneswar: Almost incessant rains for last two days resulted in waterlogging in many areas of this ‘Smart City’, giving a harrowing time to the residents and throwing normal life out of gear.

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In front of Iskon Temple in Nayapalli

Commuters as usual like every year had a tough experience in reaching their destinations as the roads in the busy thoroughfares virtually turned into rivers. Motorists had to drive through waist-deep water.

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Marooned sight of Jayadev Vihar over bridge 

People living in the low-lying areas were the worst-affected as it was very difficult for them to get out of their houses. At some places, the water entered into their homes damaging household accessories.

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Behera Sahi, Nayapalli

Experts said that though the waterlogging problem has been continuing for more than a decade, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities every year parrot the same rhetoric that de-silting of drains is being carried out and encroachments from the natural drainage channels are being removed.

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Sachibalaya Marg (State Secretariat Road)

 Besides, on many major roads, there are no drainage outlets; so, it is not a surprise that they get waterlogged and cause traffic snarls.

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