Rains Leave Hapless Guwahatians in Pools of Water, Traffic Jams Reported
GUWAHATI: Guwahati is witnessing massive flash floods in most of its prime areas due to incessant rains since the early morning.
With the change in season, Guwahati has experienced a brief, smart shower early today besides a continuous sprinkle leaving commuters in a lot of trouble.
Commuters were stuck in hour-long traffic jams and reports of knee-high water-logging have been reported from several parts of the city.
The affected areas include GS Road, Zoo Road, Chandmari, Narengi, Six Mile, Panjabari, Ganneshguri, Geetanagar, Silpukhuri and several others.
Notably due to the ongoing construction of the flyovers and the foot-over bridge in the Christian Basti area water could be seen logged on the road leaving commuters in a dire situation.
The water-logging, triggered by the rains, has caused serious traffic snarls on all the major roads in the city.
This once again throws light on the poor drainage system in the city, work on which has been pending for several months now. Tackling flash floods was one of the key goals in the funds sanctioned in the Smart City project. However, no progress seems to have been recorded on the same.