Patna seems all set to have islands in waterlogged city.

Nishant karpatne/executive editor

Just a visit around city’s roads,lanes and bylanes, one gets apprehension that come full rains and Patna again will be waterlogged.
Till just few days ago, it was seen that choked drainage is being cleaned and heaps of garbage piled along city drains. Meanwhile, it started raining and the situation became worse with filth and stinks.
In Digha Ashiayana road around Passport office, road is dug deep and drainage construction is in progress. It has made a hell of situation around khajpura Ashok nagar area. Open dug roads and unconstructed main linking road North of passport office are proving danger and threat to pedestrians and vehicles too.
Almost similar is the plight in other ares of capital.
After every few metres are water pots in road. Indeed surprising to understand that when every year monsoon arrives around same time for all practical purposes, why does the city administration and machinery responsible for upkeep and maintenance of drainage system not act early . It seems that the city administration has not learnt any lesson from past. Just a year back, Patna was into deep trouble owing to waterlogging. Many residents of Kankerbagh Rajendra nagar and other areas were victim of calamity which was not natural but man made and repercussions of negligence on part of various departments.
Present scenario after rains is again instilling fear and apprehensions in mind of Patnaites that past agony may repeat again in this rainy season too.
Let’s hope that responsible officials will wake up and set the things right without any further delay.

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