Berhampur, August 20 (LocalWire): Normal life was thrown out of gear in Silk City today afternoon due to spilling over of sewage following a sudden downpour in the city.
Entire stretches of major roads were inundated leading to chaos, with some places recording water overflowing at a height of two feet bringing traffic to a standstill.
‘The city faced such a situation as roads and drains were dug up to lay pipes.
The contracting agency did not restore the roads and drains after the repair work,’ said BJP’s district president Kanhu Charan Pati.
‘During monsoons construction of drains should not be taken up but the BeMC authorities began sewerage work resulting in dirty water overflowing during sudden rains.
The entire area is flooded whenever heavy rains lash the city due to non-completion of drains,’ said BC Moharana, a trader in SNT Road.
Torrential rains continued for over an hour and drain water entered some residential areas and a high school located near Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) office.
Students and teachers of KC Town School here were strandefor some hours as the school campus was flooded with dirty water.
BeMC commissioner Chakravarti Singh Rathore said over flow of water
was due to the sudden and heavy downpour in the city. He, however, denied any water-logging. ‘Water was released after the rains stopped and normalcy restored in half an hour,’ he said.