Heavy Showers Leave Parts Of Odisha Capital Flooded

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Bhubaneswar: An hour-long heavy rain inundated several parts of Odisha capital causing untold hardships to the citizens on Sunday evening.

Rain causes waterlogging in Bhubaneswar
Commuters wade through flooded road at Bomikhal.                                                                              (PC: Sitesh Sahoo)

Several areas of the Smart City Bhubaneswar witnessed water-logging which exposed the worst monsoon preparedness of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Like every year, the service road along NH-16 in front of Iskcon Temple once again bore the brunt of rains as the entire area was submerged in a flash flood.

The heavy shower which continued for an hour turned the main road in front of Iskcon temple in Nayapalli into a pool as the rainwater could not be discharged immediately.

A car submerged in the middle of road at Iskcon Temple.    PC: Deepak Mohapatra

Heavy rains paralysed the vehicular movements as roads were flooded at Nayapalli Behera Sahi, and Bomikhal along the Rasulgarh-Kalpana Square road. People had a harrowing time wading through the knee-deep water and several four-wheelers were left submerged.

While flooding and the water-logging issue have become every year’s event in the city, the civic body authorities are yet to resolve it.

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