Downpour turns bane for motorists in Amritsar

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Amritsar, July 22

Traffic was thrown out of gear in various parts of the city after heavy rainfall left many streets waterlogged here today. Two-wheeler riders were the worst sufferers as they were seen pushing their bikes through inundated roads.

Besides, potholes are not visible amid rainfall as these are filled with water and these give two-wheeler riders a harrowing time.

Many students couldn’t go to schools and colleges. A student, Priya Goel, said, her two-wheeler developed a snag on the Lawrence road that was flooded. “It becomes difficult to attend classes when your shoes and trousers are drenched,” she said.

Sneha, another student, said some boorish four-wheeler drivers enjoy splashing water on you on waterlogged roads. People should learn to respect others on road, she said.

Meanwhile, a small portion of a road near SSSS Chowk caved in. Passers-by put bricks around it to warn commuters. “There are many potholes on roads in the city. There’s a big one on the Lawrence road. Such spots can result in mishaps for two-wheeler riders,” said Amanpreet Singh, a resident.

Many areas don’t have concrete (pucca) roads. In such areas, a slight rainfall makes it almost impossible for people to take out their vehicles. Anmol Enclave is one of such areas. “The road construction work is being delayed and residents are suffering,” said Manmohan Singh Dhillon, a resident.

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