Pune: Over 100 vehicles damaged as parking lots destroyed due to heavy rains in city areas 

Monsoon Havoc: Pune Faces Heavy Rain, Waterlogging, and Power Cuts

Monsoon Havoc: Pune Faces Heavy Rain, Waterlogging, and Power Cuts

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7 June 2024

Pune- Around 100 vehicles suffered damages in Dhanori, Kharadi, Wagholi, Yerwada, Lohegaon owing to heavy rainfall on Tuesday evening. The parking lots in several societies are also destroyed. Citizens feel that builders did not take enough precautions while constructing and now the residents are facing consequences. According to the residents, around 100-200 vehicles parked in the parking lot are damaged because they got submerged. The water entered the Kharadi area too causing a lot of concern among the residents as their household items perished. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) disaster management received more than 100 calls for help.

A resident of Koregaon Park, Rohan Desai, said they have been requesting PMC to lay large drainage water lines for a while. The flood-like situation was caused just after one day of rain and there was a huge quantity of water in lane 5 and lane 7 of Koregaon Park causing inconvenience. Due to River Front Development projects that have been going on in the area, the flow of several drains including Bhairav Nala has been changed. Residents are knee-deep in drain water currently. We have tried informing PMC officials but they have given plenty of different reasons to not address the issue. If officials do not pay heed to the waterlogging problem now, it will definitely worsen in the upcoming months.

According to Rachana Aggarwal, the vice chairperson of team Swachh Kalyani Nagar, “We did not face this problem last year as the rains were not as heavy but this year, we are facing water accumulation problems due to stormy rains. The PMC officials have been unhelpful in sorting out the issue and they do not rectify problems. In our experience, some officials come for namesake and do not take any further action to inspect and find solutions. Several years back, they had laid stormwater pipes in lane 6 of North Avenue in Kalyani Nagar and the work was done adequately but now it seems those pipes are blocked or cemented due to which rainwater is entering not only the ground floor of the building, but also the flats.”  

On the other hand, the head of the PMC Disaster Management Cell, Ganesh Sonune, has stated that repair work is ongoing after heavy rainfall. The control room received around 100 calls on Tuesday regarding falling trees, waterlogging, and drainage breakdown. He has assured that citizens will be compensated for damage to property in natural disasters.

 A resident of Wagholi, Hanumant Patil informed that there are 250 flats in his building and one approach road to the society on a road which has atleast 10,000 flats but no one bothers to reach out to us. This year we are also facing flash floods like the situation with knee deep water in the premises. PMC must draw an action plan to sort out the problem.