November 28, 2022
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Rain For Two Days Drowns UP’s ‘Smart City’ Aligarh, Sewage Enters Homes

After two days of sporadic rain, people could be seen carrying their motorbikes through knee-deep water on the streets of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. Due to clogged sewers, rainwater has also infiltrated homes, schools, and office buildings mixed with sewage.

Drivers honked continuously as they passed through the water since stopping may cause snags in their vehicles. People were observed inside the homes limited their movement to the higher floors and roofs or, given the continued rain, sitting on stacked furniture.

Amit Osri, the municipal commissioner, emphasised that he “took command today itself” and pledged to address the waterlogging “on priority.”

“I joined in the midst of a downpour. This morning, I conducted a survey to better comprehend the problem “explained he. He also cautioned people against pouring trash into drains.

The Smart Cities Mission, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, includes Aligarh. The Municipal Commissioner declared, “We are starting projects linked to that right away.”According to the weather forecast, the city will have additional rain for the remainder of the week. Although the Aligarh Smart City Project has more than 500 crore rupees in value, it is still in its infancy. An important component of it is drainage enhancement.

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