Alangayam receive the highest rainfall of 83.2 mm

Heavy rain, accompanied by lightning and thunder lashed Vellore for more than an hour on Friday evening, bringing the much needed relief to the people facing a severe drought for the last several months.

The rains inundated the main roads and side lanes disrupting normal flow of traffic. Vehicles inched their way through knee-deep water.

The rains brought their woes too. Residents and traders complained that the stagnation of so much water on the roads was due to the overflowing of drainage water on to the roads on account of the poor maintenance of the drainage channels in the city.

The drainage channel running along Burma Bazaar which was full of garbage got clogged, and needed to be desilted.

They wanted the Vellore Corporation authorities pay immediate attention to the task of desilting the drainage channels and facilitating the drainage of the rain water in order to prevent the overflowing of water on the roads.

Alangayam received the highest rainfall of 83.2 mm during the 24 hours ending 8.30 a.m. on Friday.

Supply to resume today

The pumping of drinking water from the headworks in the confluence of Ponnai and Palar rivers and the distribution of the water drawn from the Ponnai scheme to residents in Vellore Corporation areas, which was suspended on account of a leak in the main pipeline at Melvisharam, would be resumed after the completion of the ongoing repair works from the evening of June 1, according to a release from the Commissioner of Vellore Corporation.