After playing hide and seek for a week, monsoon finally arrived in Ghaziabad on Monday. While it brought much needed respite from hot and humid conditions, but it also thoroughly exposed the monsoon preparedness even in posh locality such as Indirapuram.
The residents of Ahinsa Khand II, who have already been negotiating dilapidated state of road, are now forced to face water logging especially in front of the DPS.
Just last week, the Mall Road got a facelift after a protest from the residents of the locality. Few days after, the road has turned into a swamp, leaving no space for the pedestrian to walk. The worst part is that water logging has happened just in front of the school. The children are forced to cross the road, which could prove very dangerous for them.
“While this pathetic situation is continuing for over a year, the rains have made it worse for children and pedestrians,” told Akhand Pratap Singh, a resident of the locality.
City Spidey spoke to RP Singh, Chief of Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) to know about the situation.
“For last one week, we have permanently installed a motor to pump out the water from the road. Whenever water logging happens, we run the pump. However, it is not a solution. The problem will persist till the main drain of Indirapuram which passes few meters away from the waterlogged spot remains uncleaned,” Singh said.
When asked why authority has not been able to clean the drain, Singh said that the housing societies and shops on CISF road have built concrete ramps over the drain for parking and entry exit driveway to the societies which is creating the hurdle in cleaning the drain.
“When we go to break these ramps which are illegal, we face protest from the residents,” he added.
Singh also said the large amount of silt makes the sewage water to flow backwards on the Ahinsa Khand II road. “This will keep happening until the main drain is desilted,” he concluded.