Monsoon…beautiful, Water logging…ugly
The good and ugly side of city during monsoons.
Lake City is getting its much needed share of monsoon now. All hopes are on that the city will get its beautiful look once again with lakes overflowing with water. It has rained pretty well in the last 2 days increasing the water level of Lake Pichola by 1 ½ feet. Until Thursday morning, the level of Lake Pichola was at (-8) inches which came to zero by late Friday evening. Jaisamand received 6.45 inches of water, Devas (I) felt more blessed to have 3.5 feet water. Picnic spots are witnessing more fun and frolic and lake sides are once again witnessing chirping public and the smell of bhutta roasting over coal is filling the senses. Tea stall owners are happy to have students demanding masala chai and samosa kachori. This is the beautiful side of monsoon.
With the city now dancing with the rain showers there is an ugly side, too. Water logging is the biggest issue that every city is facing because of clogged drains or no drains for smooth passage of water. The market areas in Udaipur city have knee deep water as a result of which water enters the shops spoiling goods inside. The shop keepers are forced to make those hectic efforts of filling buckets of water to clear out their shops. The question is where to throw this water where lanes are already almost flooded. Bapu bazaar, Ashwini market, inner lanes of city, Durga Nursery road, Eklingpura road and many others areas are facing this situation. The look is spoiling the city’s beauty. Vehicles are breaking down in water, public is helplessly pushing their vehicles to safety.
Administration has appealed the masses to be extremely careful at picnic spots lest someone might drown and the family might be scarred for the entire life. Though administration is trying its level best for disaster management yet we as commoners need to be alert.