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Rain throws life out of gear in Abohar, Muktsar

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Tribune News Service

Abohar/Muktsar, July 21

A heavy spell of rain threw life out of gear in Abohar on Tuesday. There was no electricity supply in around 25 villages, besides urban areas. Low-lying areas got waterlogged in the city and water entered houses. Jams were witnessed on some stretches after trees got uprooted.

Various parts of Muktsar district were waterlogged after rain in the past 24 hours. Many markets remained closed as there was knee-deep water in some localities. The erratic electricity supply added to the woes of the locals.

Bathinda: Low-lying areas were inundated after heavy rain lashed the city. The tall claims of Municipal Corporation officials regarding monsoon preparedness were exposed in the first spell of heavy rain.

Residents of Power House Road, Amrik Singh Road, Parasram Nagar, Kamla Nehru Colony, Veer Colony, Green Avenue, Nai Basti, Sirki Bazar and several other places found it difficult to step out of their homes as the streets were submerged.

The district administration barricaded Power House Road as it submerged knee-deep into water. Residents claimed that every year during the monsoon they had to face waterlogging and the administration had done nothing to rectify the situation.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the city received 104 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours and 143.8 mm in the last three days. The department has predicted more showers in next few days.

Bathinda has received 214.6 mm rain so far in July this year against the average rainfall of 120 mm.

MCB Commissioner Bikramjit Singh Shergill said, "We are using motors to pump out water. Soon we will be able clear rainwater from various areas of the city."



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