Water-logging was reported at more than 100 spots on different road stretches in the State capital, throwing the movement of vehicular traffic out of gear. As commuters struggled to cope with the sluggish movement, it was a nightmare for the traffic police too.
Usually, water logging was being reported at 65 areas whenever city experienced normal rains. However, the Friday’s downpour, which measured 18 cm in a span of eight hours, led to water-logging on more than 100 adding 40 more new areas, according to Additional CP (Traffic) C.V. Anand.
On some road stretches the unfinished storm water drain works too added to the woes of the commuters. The Road No. 2, Banjara Hills was one such place.
“The traffic on this arterial was affected right from Friday evening as the storm water drain work was unfinished. Traffic had to be diverted from here and emergency steps taken up to bring the situation under control,” he said.
“Infrastructure in city is inadequate to cope with even moderate rains,” Mr. Anand observed.