Rain brings relief for Okhlaiites, water woes and traffic jam. The afternoon shower brought relief for Okhla residents from the humid weather. However, it also brought water woes with most part of the area getting inundated. Moreover, there was also traffic jam at Okhla Head and other place due to water jam in several places.
Though residents welcomed the rain after days, at the same time they lamented about the deteriorating road conditions, water logging and traffic jams. From Okhla Head to Zakir Nagar to Abul Fazal Enclave to Batla House, roads were waterlogged across, claimed residents.
In some places the situation was such that commuters were stuck in waterlogged roads, leading to gridlock. For many residents this was not something new as for years they have seen things deteriorate with complete failure of civic agencies. And surprising year after year the situation has not improved, claimed a resident.
“The situation is really bad. Waterlogged roads, overflowing nallah and traffic jam are the biggest problem that the residents will face now. There is no doubt that the rain brought weather down but it has also brought misery for the residents. In places water will be on road for days to come as in parts of Okhla sewer doesn’t work,” said Shahzad Khan.