New Delhi: As rains returned to the capital
after a gap of five days, MCD on Tuesday claimed that waterlogged
points were promptly attended to and quickly cleared.
The civic body, which faced flak after heavy rains on
July 12 caused havoc on roads, said all the zonal deputy
commissioners, chief engineers and other officers were out in
the areas under their jurisdiction supervising the field-level
staff operating de-watering pumps.
The city received a total of 42.6 mm of rains from last
night, with 28.2 mm of the showers reported between 8:30 am
and 5:30 pm today.
MCD Control Rooms received 111 complaints of
waterlogging, 17 complaints of falling of trees or branches
and three complaints of falling of building parts.
"MCD Officers and staff ensured that all the waterlogging
points were promptly attended to. The Control Rooms also
promptly attended to the complaints received from the
citizens. As a result, the waterlogged points were cleared at
the earliest," the corporation claimed in a press statement.
Maximum waterlogging complaints were received from Rohini
Zone (16), followed by West Zone (15), Shahdara North (14) and
Civil Lines, City and South Zones (12 each).
In City Zone, the complaints were received from Pragati
Maidan behind Supreme Court, Yamuna Bazar, Jama Masjid to Lal
Qilla Marg, Mathura Road, Delhi Gate and Chandni Chowk.