Guwahati: Heavy rain lashed the Guwahati city, causing massive traffic jams due to water logging as vehicles had to negotiate flooded streets which exposed the civic bodies’ lack of preparedness.
Within an hour of the showers, there was chaos on almost all arterial roads of the city.
People walked through water logged streets in several parts of Guwahati city as choked drains flooded the streets.
Bumper- to bumper traffic was witnessed at major parts of the city including Guwahati’s GS Road, GNB Road, AT Road etc.
Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted moderate rainfall and thundershowers in isolated regions of the state.
The IMD also issued guidelines regarding continuous rainfall for the next five days in several parts of Assam including other parts of Northeast.