After failing in all its efforts to avoid chocking of nallahs causing overflowing of water on the roads, houses, shops and other business establishments, the UEED is now formulating a proposal to divert main nallah of the city from Regional Research Laboratory (RRL), Canal Road, Jammu.
"The Detailed Project Report (DPR) worth Rs 3.19 crore has been formulated for redesigning and diversion of the main nallah from RRL, Canal Road, which comes from Janipur", Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) State Vice-President and MLA, Jammu West, Sat Sharma (CA) said.
Chief Transport Officer (CTO), JMC, Talat Mehmood said that this is main nallah of the city which covers many areas of the old city and Jammu West, the second largest constituency of the state.
"The nallah will be redesigned as underground and will be diverted right from the RRL straight into the River Tawi", the CTO said. He however, said, "The work can not be taken up during the rainy season".
It may be mentioned that the JMC had started desilting of nallahs and deep drains in the city much before the onset of monsoon, but still the desired results have not been achieved. The officials say that desilting is an ongoing process.
Every subsequent rainfall brought miseries for the people with roads getting flooded by overflowing water from chocked nallahs and deep drains.
The water, in many areas, also made its entry into the homes, shops and other business establishments causing damages to the belongings. The roads and the lanes have also been damaged at many places.
The Canal Road, yesterday, was flooded with knee deep water giving tough time to the JMC for dewatering. Apart from this, the JMC also blames encroachments of nallahs for the messy situation during rains.
The officials said that during this season, nothing much will change, and people will have to face similar situation whenever it rains heavily.