New Delhi: After witnessing the most well liked day of this pre-monsoon season on Wednesday (June 9), Delhi breathed a sigh of aid as the primary showers hit the town on Thursday.
Delhi witnessed a mud storm adopted by rain on Thursday evening, which introduced a much-needed respite from the scorching warmth.
As per IMD’s bulletin on Friday (June 11), thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds at remoted locations are anticipated over Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab for the subsequent three days. The IMD has additionally forecast heavy rainfall over Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on June 13.
In the meantime, the Public Works Division (PWD) and the three Municipal Firms (MCDs) are making preparations to stop the nationwide capital from waterlogging through the monsoon season by desilting (removing of silt and rubbish) of drains. It will likely be accomplished earlier than the onset of monsoon by month-end, PTI reported.
A senior official of the Delhi authorities’s PWD advised the information company that desilting of drains is “on monitor” and might be accomplished between June 20-25.
The PWD official knowledgeable that round 52-60 % of desilting work has been accomplished up to now and hoped the remainder might be accomplished on time.
There are round 2,000 drains, spanning round 1,054 kilometres, which come beneath the PWD, the official mentioned.
Final 12 months, the images of autos stranded at waterlogged Minto bridge underpass the place a supply van driver drowned created an enormous public outcry, whereas the ruling AAP and the BJP-controlled MCDs indulged in blame sport.
(With enter from businesses)