Mangaluru, June 03, 2016: As feared the heavy rains which the city experienced on June 2, Thursday night has resulted in flooding on the roads near the Rao and Rao Circle and State Bank, thanks to the failure of the authorities to clear the side drains. Several shopkeepers inside the old fish market also had to face the brunt with rain water entering the shops.
Though the works of constructing a side drain had commenced near Rao and Rao Circle about a month ago, it was suspended half way through. Meanwhile, the heaps of mud piled up on the road side have landed right inside the drain during the heavy rains resulting in clogging of drains.
Several businessmen of the area have submitted a memorandum to the MCC officials on June 3, Friday explaining their problem and also deploring the apathy of the authorities. They have also sought remedial measures at the earliest.