Pune Flooded After Heavy Pre-Monsoon Rains, Traffic Disrupted

Pune, a bustling metropolis in Maharashtra, witnessed widespread flooding and traffic chaos on Saturday, June 8, as heavy pre-monsoon rains lashed the city. The relentless downpour commenced around 5 pm, resulting in the uprooting of trees at fifteen locations, impeding vehicular movement. Incessant precipitation inundated several areas, with reports of waterlogging surfacing from various parts of Pune, including Sinhagad Road’s Pashan, where a building’s ground floor succumbed to the rising waters.

The relentless onslaught of rain wreaked havoc on the city’s交通 network, with major thoroughfares such as Deccan Gymkhana, Jungli Maharaj Road, Karve Road, Nagar Road, Dhanori, Vimannagar, Solapur, and Satara Road experiencing severe traffic disruptions. Even where flooding was not an issue, traffic proceeded at a snail’s pace, exacerbating the commuters’ ordeal.

Citizens took to social media platforms, expressing their frustration and sharing videos documenting the waterlogged streets and affected areas. The flooding exposed the city’s inadequate infrastructure to cope with such heavy rainfall, raising concerns among residents.

According to reports, the Shivaji Nagar and Pashan neighborhoods received the highest rainfall, with 67.4 mm and 56.8 mm recorded, respectively. The incessant downpour has left authorities grappling to restore normalcy and mitigate the impact of the flooding. As the monsoon season approaches, residents hope for improved infrastructure and proactive measures to prevent similar disruptions in the future.

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