VIDEO: Heavy rain fills Istanbul’s central Taksim tunnel, floods Üsküdar
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoHeavy rain in Istanbul affected sites on the European and Anatolian sides of Istanbul, filling a newly built tunnel in Taksim and flooding Üsküdar district.
The tunnel in Istanbul’s touristic Taksim district, which was recently built as part of the controversial Taksim pedestrianization project, was flooded following a day of heavy rain.
The tunnel was closed to traffic as the water level exceeded half a meter, and a vacuum truck was brought to clear the road.
Meanwhile, the main square in the Üsküdar district on the Anatolian side of Istanbul was also flooded.
Citizens had to remove their shoes to cross the square while efforts by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to clear the area fell short.