Shivamogga: As district is witnessing heavy downpour since yesterday, today on Thursday, November 7 evening the scenes in several areas were nightmarish as the water had logged upto knee level.
The photographs of the devastation cause by flood-like situation in the district, has spread like wildfire on all the social media platforms, criticizing political leaders and the idea of ‘Smart City.’
A photograph in which a person along with his two-wheeler at the district Congress office was struggling to take out his vehicles from the stagnant water upto knee level, was trolled for which some of the netizens said, “It felt as if for a second a cyclone just passed by” while some trolled writing, “This is the story of Shivamogga.”
The people opined that the district was constructed in such a way that it was made to submerge.
Some of the affected said, “Just for a 20-minute rain the city had come to halt. The main reason for this was encroachment of stormwater drain, drainage system, improper waste management, silt formation in drains etc.”
Meanwhile, the public has lashed out at the district administration, Shivamogga City Corporation and the concerned officials for their careless attitude.