LAHORE - The Tuesday monsoon brought suffering to the DHA residents, as majority of them remained stranded in their homes for hours due to accumulation of rainwater on the streets. Those who dared to come out to get to their offices faced tremendous hardships. They got stuck on roads due to the stagnant rainwater which took hours to recede. People saw complete breakdown of drainage and sewerage system in defence areas with just 38 mm of rain, as streets turned into canals thus making people's mobility highly difficult. The DHA, considered to be the best posh locality due to its so-called planned civic structure presented the picture of lakes and pounds after the torrential rain lashed out the city on Tuesday The DHA Y Block, X Block, H Block and G Block were the worst affected areas while Main Boulevard and all commercial centres were also seen submerged in rainwater in the absence of proper drainage system. "The DHA administration has spent millions on the construction of roads in the locality and provision of other facilities to the residents, but it is yet to lay proper drainage system to drain out rainwater from the streets", a resident told this scribe on telephone. "This has exposed concerned authorities' incompetence to handle drainage problem in one of city's posh localities", observed another DHA resident. Other posh localities including main Cantt, Cavalry Ground, Model Town, Gulberg, Garden Town, and Faisal Town also came under deep water but the situation in DHA was more pathetic. Met office recorded 38 mm in city and 44 at the airport. Gutters were found chocked causing gushing water into the houses which damaged valuable household goods including electric items. According to DHA spokesman Tajammul Hussain Anjum, the situation is not as worse as was being depicted regarding inundation of roads in the housing society. According to him, all residential localities remained unaffected. He said that rainwater could never go into houses as they had been built above the level of roads and streets. However, he said wherever water was reported stagnant people were responsible for it. He blamed people for throwing out standing water from the roofs of their houses on the roads and streets. He said DHA had unparallel sewerage and drainage system but mistakenly people feared that their sewer pipes were small and unable to let the rainwater flow away. So, they blocked their gutters to save them from overflowing, he added. In this way, he maintained, the rainwater had no way to flow away and consequently it remained stagnant for several hours. Despite the unfavourable situation, he claimed, the DHA continued dewatering process in such areas. He said that similar situation was observed in Y Block market which caused flood of heavy water on roads and inside the market.