Though an age-old problem, waterlogging during the rainy season continues to torment the city, thanks to master plans and solutions not being implemented
On July 19, less than a week after monsoon hit the Capital, several parts of the city were heavily waterlogged. Like many others, 27-year-old Ravi Chautala went to take photos of a waterlogged underpass in Pul Prahladpur. But he reportedly fell into the water and though fire brigade and divers were summoned to the spot, only his body could be retrieved from the waterlogged underpass. He left behind his wife and 10-month-old daughter.
Sadly, Chautala’s is not a lone instance. On the same day last year, a 56-year-old driver died in a waterlogged stretch under Minto Bridge where his van got stuck. These deaths have yet again exposed the national capital’s dirty secret: urban flooding.