Hirunews Logo
Heavy+rains+hit+normal+life%2C+cause+traffic+chaos+in+Indian+cities+%28photos%29
Saturday, 30 July 2016 - 8:18
Heavy rains hit normal life, cause traffic chaos in Indian cities (photos)
11,856

Views

Persistent heavy rains have caused widespread disruption in India's major cities and severe floods in the rugged northeast have killed at least 12 people, the federal government said on Friday.

About 50,000 people from southern and eastern India had to be evacuated as storms pushed water levels to dangerous levels, damaging crops and causing more than 3,000 houses to collapse.

Flooding, an annual problem during the monsoon season, has been worsened by crumbling civic infrastructure, clogged drains and uncontrolled urban expansion in a country with a fast-growing population of 1.3 billion.

Thousands vented their anger on social media after being stranded for up to 12 hours as traffic gridlock paralysed roads in the business hub of Gurgaon near New Delhi, the capital.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Gypsy community facing hardships
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 16:46
The Gypsy community who are found in Sri Lanka consider Kerala State in India as their native region.They speak Telugu language.The Gypsy community... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
2,973 Views
14,840 Views
518 Views
2,586 Views
1,009 Views
16,296 Views
Top