'Improper' drainage irk people in Kishtwar

'Improper' drainage irk people in Kishtwar

They also lamented that the condition becomes bad to worse during rains, as entire streets inundates in drainage water, which further spreads infection in the area.

Irked over the ‘improper’ drainage in the area, the residents of Kishtwar today sought restoration of the same to make area commutable, besides maintaining hygiene.

Traders and locals in and around the Bus stand area in Kishtwar today complained that due to improper drainage system in the area, they are facing huge difficulties, claiming despite bringing the issue in the notice of concerned officers, no action has been taken yet.

They also lamented that the condition becomes bad to worse during rains, as entire streets inundates in drainage water, which further spreads infection in the area.

“The drainage system of the area is in poor condition. Few hours of rainfall inundate the entire city, thus causing great inconvenience to the commuters,” said Kashif Zarger, a local of Gudhali chowk. 

He added that despite bringing it to the notice of the concerned department, the authorities have turned a blind eye.

“It was brought to the notice of the concerned department that slight of rainfall brings havoc on the streets, as choked drains starts overflowing, therefore the filth litters around streets, which becomes home to many diseases,” he said and added that despite repeated requests, no restoration has been done. 

People further alleged that most of the drains in the locality are open, thus prone to accidents.

“Most of the drains in the city are open, thus putting commuters at risk. These ever busy areas are thus prone to accidents and the risk always hovers,” said traders.

Traders further maintained that the condition of the streets was brought in the notice of Municipality and district administration, but nothing developing has been seen so far.

“District administration and municipality are well known of the condition of the streets, they have even inspected the area several times and had recorded the urgency of restoring broken and defunct parts of the drainage, but nothing productive has been done so far, which is disappointing,” said Satish Kumar, one of the traders.

The further appealed to the concerned authorities to take up the matter on humanitarian grounds, as due to open and overflowing drains, besides commuting problems, the emanating odor is home to infection.