While some parts of the city saw no waterlogging, some streets did see inundation as the rains continued.
What happened? After a night of heavy rains, some places that are usually waterlogged were clear. Others, like streets in Royapettah and Egmore, were waterlogged on Monday night but were clear the following morning. More than 2,000 workers were assigned to attend to power-related complaints.
- Last year, places like North Usman Road, Nandanam, Ashok Nagar, and Gopalpuram were flooded. This year they weren’t, thanks to the stormwater drain project.
- Some isolated streets in Pulianthope, Pattalam, and Perambur were waterlogged. Residents in some of these areas had to wade through knee-deep water.
Residents speak: One auto driver in T. Nagar said the area wasn’t waterlogged except near the entry point to Burkit Road. Residents of Ashok Nagar and AGS Colony said the situation this time is in contrast to last year due to the stormwater drain work.