With First Rain “Smart City” SUBMERGED in Water
PANAJI: The continuous rains Monday and Tuesday have led to a flood-like situation in Goa, with several parts of the State, including the Capital city, being partially submerged under water.
The roads in the capital city or the Smart City were flooded in many parts of Bhatulem, EDC Patto, and Campal, 18th June Road, which led to traffic congestion at many places in the State.
The worst affected is 18th June Road, where the water level at some parts has reached knee level. Water entered dozens of shops on 18 June Road and adjacent roads, causing shopkeepers to lose due to damage to goods.
There were reports of flooding on M G Road, bus stand and in some other parts of the city. Rainwater also entered in few houses in the city.
There were sharp reactions from Panaji residents to the flooding in the first heavy showers of the season.
Most expressed fears about things in store for them in the next few months of rain.
Hundreds of crore worth of works being taken up in the capital as part of the Smart City initiative has only added to the woes of the residents, opined locals.
As usual, the subway near Goa Medical College was flooded, and the main National Highway opposite the GMC was also flooded.
Traffic from Panaji to Margao and Panaji to Mapusa was partially hampered, and many vehicles broke down.
Incessant rains in Pernem, as they wreaked havoc in Pernem, caused panic due to a flood-like situation in many parts.
The state fisheries department has already warned local fishermen, asking them not to venture into the sea due to gusty winds.
Neither the IPSCDL nor the CCP or the Urban Development Ministry were able to help or make a comment on the development.