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Waterlogging of roads due to unplanned drainage system: Jain

Delhi PWD Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday blamed “unplanned drainage system” for the massive water-logging of roads the city witnesses after heavy rains. “Delhi’s sewerage system has not been designed for heavy rains and that roads are water-logged whenever the Capital witnesses heavy rains,” he said.

Management of drainage in the city has been divided among the Public Works Department (PWD) and three civic bodies. The PWD has put in service 825 water lifting pumps on various roads which were water-logged due to incessant rains. Bumper to bumper traffic was witnessed on arterial roads in several parts of the city including Dhaula Kuan, Badarpur-Mehrauli Road, ITO, South Extension, Laxmi Nagar and Janakpuri during the morning rush hours following a spell of heavy rains. 
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