GURUGRAM: Overflowing sewage has inundated many parts of . Residents said the stormwater in the area haven’t been desilted for around two decades, causing sewage water to spill onto the streets.

Sewage water started overflowing 10 days ago and has caused waterlogging on arterial roads, residents said. “The road near NorthCap University which links Carterpuri and sectors 4 and 5 is completely flooded with , which has made commuting on the stretch very difficult. We’ve been forced to use masks whenever we go out due to the stink,” said Malkhan Singh Yadav, president of Sector 23A RWA.

“MCG has been sending workers who are trying to unclog the drains manually. That won’t work as these drains haven’t been cleaned for around 20 years. Machines were deployed to unclog the drains only on Monday evening,” he said.

“The corporation is trying short-term solutions. We have been forced to live in such an unrelenting condition for over a week now,” said another resident, who lives in front of one of the inundated roads.

An official overseeing the matter said water discharge pumps had been deployed to unclog the drains. “We hope to resolve the matter by Monday evening itself,” he said. The issue was still unresolved at the time of filing of this story.

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