Due to heavy rains, water entered low-lying areas like Austin Nagar, Vijay Patil Nagar, Adivali and Dhokli.
Former councilor Kunal Patil has blamed the KDMC administration for the flood-like situation in these areas for the last five years.
Landslides were also reported in Pitrupul area, Though no one was injured in the landslide, as a precautionary measure, the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) shifted five families living close to the hill to a safer place.
“Every year after heavy rains, water enters the houses and for the last five years I have been demanding widening of the drain and drainage system. However, despite several assurances, KDMC has done nothing.”
Patil also claimed that KDMC had earlier sanctioned Rs 1.75 crore for the drain and drainage line system, but it did not implement the work.
Austin boroughs claimed that a developer in the area blocked a natural drain, causing water to enter several homes. Last year, with the help of former councilor Patil, the local people had demolished the wall but this year the developer got it rebuilt, creating a flood-like situation in the areas.
Taking the locals from the affected area to safer places, Patil claimed that none of the KDMC officials came to the spot to help.