Delhi: Tajinder Bagga, Bharatiya Janata Party leader, took a swipe at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the extensive waterlogging in the national capital, Delhi, following a record downpour yesterday. In a video that surfaced on Twitter, the national secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) is seen sitting in a rafting boat on an inundated road.
“This season, I really wanted to go to Rishikesh for rafting, but I could not go due to coronavirus and repeated lockdowns. I want to thank Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Ji as he has made arrangements for rafting in every nook and corner of Delhi,” the BJP leader said in the video.
He also asked Kejriwal to put up boards across the national capital about his ‘achievement’. “I urge Arvind Kejriwal Ji to put up boards about this across Delhi as he always does,” he said.
Notably, heavy rainfall in Delhi has caused waterlogging that affected operations at the Delhi airport, disrupted traffic on key roads. Waterlogging has also left passengers trapped in vehicles in flooded underpasses. As per the reports by the IMD, Delhi recorded 117.9 mm of rainfall from 5.30 am to 2.30 pm.
Public Works Department and civic agencies authorities said that they received 262 waterlogging complaints.
Last month CM Kejriwal in a meeting to reviewed Delhi’s drainage plan and said that a “world-class” drainage system would be developed in the city to resolve the issue of waterlogging.