City painted Venice: mock waterlogged citizens
—By a staff reporter
XYZ, September 29: Three days of torrential rain since Friday evening led the city XYZ to waterlogging in many areas and fully impaired the transportation system between several locations.
Buses, autos, taxis along with private cars were not visible on roads as several roads were totally under water. Daily passengers were facing great problems. Markets were down in several places. People raised questions about the drainage systems of the city cursing the government officials. Even netizens mockingly compared the underwater city to Venice on social media by posting some meme pictures.
The meteorological department predicted and announced a forecast about medium to heavy rain five days ago.“Still it is advised to citizens not to go out for next 48 hours” said a Met official lately. The government took some measures to drain the city water to the Ganges but due to blocking inside the drains it was hard to pump this much water quickly.“We have set up 5 teams with 15 pumps which are working hard from the very beginning and it will take nearly about 10 to 12 hours more to bring the city back to normal, but fighting against nature is as hard as a nail.” said Mr X, chief secretary of State Disaster Response Force.