Friday, Jul 12, 2002
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By Our Staff Reporter
On Thursday, Tambaram recorded the maximum rainfall of 19.2 mm till 8.30 p.m.
The convective clouds led to thunderstorm activities, which brought in the much-awaited showers to the city, say the Meteorological authorities.
Many roads in the city were waterlogged and the drizzling continued into the night.
Several prominent places such as Gemini flyover, Panagal Park, Montieth Road, Chintadripet, Mylapore, Adyar and Saidapet experienced inundation and created a dangerous situation, where roads had been dug up for cable-laying work. The failure of the Corporation and the State Highways to implement rainwater harvesting structures in the low-level points such as road intersections led to waterlogging.
It may be recalled that the Chennai Corporation had spoken of introducing `vertical drains' to facilitate percolation, but, it has remained dormant on this plan.
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