Heavy Rains Cause Power Cuts; Trees Fall – Last year’s deficit rainfall has the Pune city reeling under the problem of water shortage. To inclusion to it, this ongoing year’s pre monsoon, rainfall as well, felt short of expectation as well as even month of June has seen a little rain throughout the city. But the month of July commences with big relief for all Puneites as incessant rains from Saturday (July 2) night came down on the shrivelled city. This heavy shower accompanied by strong winds in the several part of the Pune city, which came as mixed blessing with dams are doing better ,while, on the other hand, this constant rainfall leading to water logging, traffic jams, power cuts as well as trees falling.
These heavy rains lashed the city for two days constantly throughout Saturday night, so, that residents of Pune suffered a disruptions in several areas. A Fire brigade official stated that, trees falling cases were reported around the city on Saturday night, in various regions such as Katraj, Aundh, Kothrud, Ganj Peth, Mangalwar Peth, Koregaon Park & Dhole Patil Road. As Sunday being a holiday, there was not much traffic seen across the city and the falling trees did not encountered any traffic jam issues. Apart from the tree falling, the wall of old wada also fell down, due to this heavy shower. This wada was located in the Kasat Galli of Raviwar Peth which was very old one. So, late on the Saturday night, one of its walls suddenly crumpled, but no one was injured in this incident. Eventually, firemen rushed to that area and cleared all the detritus, he added.
As, trees felt at different arena of city, and damaged overhead lines, which led in disrupting power supply. So, the supply was intermittent and citizens had to suffer power failure for a long time. One of the residents from Kothrud, Girish Punde, said that’ there was no electricity in their area till late night. MSEDCL officials informed them that power cuts was occurred because of the rain water, and hence there was a short circuit happened and it took a hour for the MSEDCL people to fix that problem.