Mustafabad seeks drainage

Greater Kashmir

We are going through immense inconvenience as our lanes are inundated with water throughout the year. It has been so since last two years but post floods the problem has aggravated.

The residents of Mustafabad HMT have complained that their colony lanes and bylanes remain inundated throughout the year due to lack of drainage system in the locality.

“We are going through immense inconvenience as our lanes are inundated with water throughout the year. It has been so since last two years but post floods the problem has aggravated,” the residents said in an emailed appeal. 

“There is hardly any dry patch of road left to walk on. The water table level has reached to the ground surface. Because of absence of any kind of drainage system the water gets clogged in the lanes and now finds its way into the house compounds and lawns,” said Abdul Majid.

“The sewage tanks are also overflowing as the absorbing capacity of ground has gone beyond saturation point. The recent snowfall has made it worse. Despite repeated requests made by the Mohalla committee to the concerned authorities no action has been taken hitherto,” the locals said. 

They appealed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Rohit  Kansal and the Srinagar Municipal Corporation Commissioner Dr GN Qasba to look into the matter.