PUDUCHERRY: After a respite on the day of Deepavali, rains started to lash in Puducherry again on Thursday, causing water stagnation in several parts in and around town.
The incessant rains brought more misery to the motorists and commuters as the roads in several areas developed potholes. Even the newly laid roads were filled with rainwater.
The roads were littered with garbage due to the bursting of fire-crackers and even drains were clogged due to the accumulation of waste. The sanitary workers had a tough time in clearing the waste.
The region has been experiencing heavy rains during the last five days and the rainwater had submerged agriculture land and low-lying areas. The Meteorological Department predicted more rains again in the next 24 hours.
Meanwhile,DMK convenor Dr M A S Subramanian has urged the Territorial government to provide rain relief of `2000 to all the workers belonging to the unorganised sector.
In a statement here, he said the construction workers, fishermen, weavers, farmers, daily wage workers and rickshaw-pullers were left without any work and income due to the incessant rain in the region for the last one week. As a result, their families were suffering.
In another incident, a 45-year-old woman, Anbu Chelvi, a resident of K C Nagar, Nellithope was electrocuted late on Tuesday night. Police suspect that she may have come into contact with a snapped live wire which may fell on the bathroom of public toilet.