Poor drainage system irks Kupwara residents

Greater Kashmir

Most of the drains in Bus Stand from Main Chowk to Hospital Road, are without cover, spreading stink and posing risk to commuters, they alleged.

Slamming authorities for not upgrading the drainage system in the town, the residents here Wednesday said the locality turns into a huge pond and roads into waterways during the wet season causing inconvenience to people. 

Most of the drains in Bus Stand from Main Chowk to Hospital Road, are without cover, spreading stink and posing risk to commuters, they alleged.

 “Authorities make tall claims of beautifying Kupwara town, but the reality is for everyone to see. They checked it many times, but did nothing,” said a shopkeeper at By Pass Road.

Not only drains, even the condition of footpaths is also bad, said the locals.

“A slight shower turns roads filthy and slippery. The footpaths and manholes are not repaired properly, creating problems for the general public,” said the shopkeeper.