Heavy overnight rain has left several low-lying stretches of Maratha Colony, Cariappa Colony, Nanawadi, Kapileshwar colony, Sant sena road, Shivaji Garden Shanti nagar were inundated for more than 6-8 hours with water ranging from 2-5 feet.
Residents, whose houses had partially gone under water, were left with no choice but to wait for the water to drain. The rains have yet agains exposed the lack of proper drainage facilities in the city.
The water did recede after 12 PM but it left behind a lot of dirt and reptiles and vehicles submerged in water.
Everywhere residents complained of the DRAINS not being cleaned. The main drain which comes from MLIRC Nanawadi which is cleaned every year wasnt cleaned at all. Above that the Railways have built walls infront of the main drains on Congress road which is again causing issues of reverse flow.
The dividers on Congress road also acted as a deterrent for the flow of water to the other side near the railway tracks.
The area after the railway track was once a natural sump for this water but now is occupied with buildings now. Every year same issues crops up and the civic authorities visit and go back without any concrete solution. There is no drainage facility in Maratha colony, Cariappa colony which is now included under smart city project but hope the authorities look at proper planning and cleaning.