MOONSOON LEADS TO TRAFFIC JAMS IN GHAAZIABAD

MONSOON IN INDIA-

Many parts of the country have been experiencing monsoon rainfall. This monsoon has brought heavy and continuous rainfall to the country. The people in the areas that are experiencing the monsoon rainfall have been suffering a lot. This is because of the waterlogging in many places, floods, landslides, and many more problems that they have to face.

Only recently, did the government grant the people in the country various relaxations as the second covid-19 wave was finally under control? This was due to the lockdown that had been implemented in India twice now. As the government has started the process of unlocking in the country, the situation in the country has turned to normal.

EFFECTS OF MONSOON IN GHAZIABAD-

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  • The monsoon has caused led to waterlogging in Ghaziabad, which in turn led to traffic jams in the city.
  • On 28th July 2021, Ghaziabad experienced very heavy rainfall.
  • This caused a lot of trouble to the traffic in the city. The rainfall on Wednesday began early in the morning in Ghaziabad.
  • As a result waterlogging could be seen in many parts of the city.
  • This made the smooth moving of the traffic very difficult.
  • There could be seen traffic snarls on various main roads including the Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

STEPS TAKEN BY THE AUTHORITIES-

Even after seeing the conditions of the roads, the local authorities did not take any steps to help clear the roads, and the situation worsened the next day. Narendra Bhooshan, the Chief executive Officer of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) inspected the areas that were waterlogged.

  • The inspection was done between Kulesara Bridge and DSC Road.
  • After the inspection, Narendra Bhooshan blacklisted a local contractor and imposed a fine of Rs 5 Lakhs.
  • He further suspended two of the GNIDA managers and asked the authorities to take immediate steps to clear the roads and help the smooth moving of the traffic in the city.
  • The development authority has launched helpline numbers (0120-2336046-40) and WhatsApp (8800203912).
  • The residents can use these numbers to file complaints against the problem of waterlogging in their areas.
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