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Gupta slams Delhi govt over choked drains

Gupta was among several people who faced problems in commuting due to over flooded roads in the city.


PTI 13 Jul 2018, 10:19 PM India

BJP legislator and Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta lambasted the Delhi government over the "failure" of PWD to desilt drains before the onset of monsoon, as heavy rain flooded several roads in the capital today.

Gupta was among several people who faced problems in commuting due to over flooded roads in the city.

He took to Twitter to share his experience, saying he missed an "important" meeting to be held at Vikas Sadan, as he was stuck up for two hours due to over flooded roads and traffic jams.

"Failure of the Delhi government in desilting of major PWD nallas brought normal life of Delhiites to a complete halt due to heavy rains for a short time," he said.

According to a Public Works Department (PWD) report, drains situated on 387 roads out of 1,033 roads could be fully desilted till the onset of monsoon on June 29, he claimed.

"Silt could not be fully removed from drains situated on 63 per cent roads. It implies that majority of the major drains are still full of silt and cannot bear heavy downpour," he said.

Hardly any road was left which was not over flooded or which did not witness heavy traffic jam, Gupta alleged.

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