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City roads inundated in an hour’s showers

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An hour-long rain in the city for the second consecutive day on Thursday has left most of the arterial roads flooded. Adding to the woes of commuters are the potholes and damaged stretches, which are filled with small pools of water, putting motorists at risk as they are kept guessing the depth of the potholes.
The core of the city alone received 20mm rainfall apart from areas near the airport, while Ponmalai received 21mm rainfall.
There was good precipitation on Thursday as well in the city limits resulting in submerged city roads, including Salai road in Woraiyur, Shastri road and several other vital stretches.

"A portion of Shastri road near 12th Cross Street was dug up for UGD repair work a few days ago and now rain water has filled the spot before the civic body could lay a bitumen coating," said S Nirmala, a regular user of Salai road in Annamalai Nagar.
"The whole of Shastri road connecting the Karur Bypass road has been in bad shape for a long time but there has not been any steps," said S Santhalingam, a resident from Thillai Nagar 5th cross street.
Rockins road connecting the railway junction and central bus stand is in bad shape as a portion of the road was dug up for UGSS repair work a few days ago.
The civic body had laid several vital stretches at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore early this year following repeated complaints over poor condition of roads that often resulted in accidents. But a majority of roads remain in a bad shape and are only adding up to the woes of the commuters during a spell of rain.


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