Rains lash Srinagar; traffic jams, waterlogging trouble residents

The district administration has pressed dewatering pumps into service to clear the roads.
Rains lash Srinagar; traffic jams, waterlogging trouble residents
Rains lashed Srinagar city which resulted in severe traffic jam in the city as pedestrians were seen wading through the waters on Thursday August 1, 2019. Aman Farooq/GK

A morning downpour in parts of Kashmir on Thursday broughtdown the temperature in the Valley, even as rain caused waterlogging in manyregions.

Light rainfall started in the city around 7:30 am. Thedownpour got heavier as the day progressed, leading to waterlogging of roads inmany areas of the city, including the commercial hub of Lal Chowk, officialssaid.

Severe traffic jam was reported in the city as pedestrianswere seen wading through the waters.

The district administration has pressed dewatering pumpsinto service to clear the roads.

According to the MeT office, the weather will remain cloudyin the summer capital.

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