Heavy rain in city
Heavy rain lashed the city for the third day causing inconvenience to students and employees. The downpour in the early hours and again in the afternoon badly affected the city life. Many areas have still been reeling under knee-deep water.
Vijayawada: Heavy rain lashed the city for the third day causing inconvenience to students and employees. The downpour in the early hours and again in the afternoon badly affected the city life. Many areas have still been reeling under knee-deep water.
Machavaram, which is considered a hub of educational institutions, was flooded making movement of students difficult.
All the streets here were submerged in rain water and students had to wade through drain water. All drains failed to function and overflowed merging with rain water.
Huge spells of rain drenched people who caught unawares as weather was dry in the morning. All main streets at One Town and Two Town were water-logged. Pedestrians had a tough time coming out of their homes and reaching their destinations.
Sanitation staff had struggled with overflowing drains and stinking garbage bins.
Litter on roads floated in rain water making movement of cars and mopeds difficult. It was water everywhere in almost all the streets in the city.No incidents of landslide reported from anywhere as anticipated by the officials.
However, rain caused life miserable for hill dwellers. Many colonies situated in low-lying areas were surrounded by knee-deep water. Water supply was worst affected. Contaminated water was supplied to many areas. It was due to leakage of pipelines submerged in drain water, complain residents.
People in submerged colonies have been worried over water contamination. Spread of water-borne diseases was an impending threat in these localities. A common sight at homes and hotels was flies resting on food items. Cases of diarrhoea and fever were reported at health centres situated in slum areas. Doctors say there was a spurt in cases of fever, cold and diarrhoea since Tuesday.