Rains inundate City areas again

Rains Monday inundated parts of Srinagar –exposing defunct drainage and putting people to inconvenience.
Rains inundate City areas again

Rains Monday inundated parts of Srinagar –exposing defunct drainage and putting people to inconvenience.

During morning hours, the kilometer long drain from Iqbal Park to Tagore Hall including the link road to LD Hospital was completely blocked.  

"This is height of negligence. The whole drainage system is defunct," said an elderly man.

 "Government carried out a demolition drive in the area for road widening but the condition has worsened here as whole portion has become muddy and full of potholes," said a shopkeeper.

Residents from Raj Bagh, Batamaloo, Zadibal, Tanki Pora and other adjacent areas complained of waterlogging and accused the concerned authorities for their negligence.

"Our area gets waterlogged even on a slight down pour," said Muhammad Ehsan a Zadibal man. On the other hand in the absence of bus bays, many commuters could be seen drenched in rains while the R&B department said construction of such facilities was on cards.

Residents of Raj Bagh also complained of poor drainage network. They said the roads were full of potholes while waterlogging has compounded their woes. 

The officials however said "drainage problems should have not happened as we have installed de-watering pumps in most of the places."

"Still I will talk to the concerned," Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department, Satish Nehru said.

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