Choked drainage system irks residents of Mandi

Residents of Mandi tehsil in Poonch district on Saturday expressed resentment over the municipal staff’s alleged failure in cleaning the choked drainage system in the town.

In a meeting to discuss the arrangements for the approaching Eid festival, the Civil Society members including Shamim Ganai,  said that two weeks ago, a meeting was held to finalise the arrangements for Baba Budha Amarnath Yatra where authorities promised to clean the choked drains at the earliest “but till date the filthy drains have not been cleansed.”

When the Civil Society members brought the matter to the notice of Tehsildar Mandi, Javed Iqbal Chowdhary, he assured the delegation: “All your issues will be addressed on priority.”

“Authorities have put in place best possible arrangments for the ensuing Budha Amarnath Yatra and we will ensure that they will get similar treatment during Eid festival as well,” the Tehsildar Mandi told the visiting Civil Society members.