Day 2: No end to waterlogging woes in Srinagar areas
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Day 2: No end to waterlogging woes in Srinagar areas

Majority of areas in summer capital continued to remain waterlogged on Saturday as authorities failed to move men and machinery to undertake dewatering.

Majority of areas in summer capital continued to remain waterlogged on Saturday as authorities failed to move men and machinery to undertake dewatering. 

Several areas in Downtown had turned into cesspool in absence of dewatering coupled with defunct drainage system. In absence of snow clearance, slippery roads gave tough time to commuters in various city areas. 

"It is ironical that authorities have failed to undertake dewatering despite improvement in weather," said Ghulam Qadir of Jawahar Nagar.

Roads at Dalgate, Jogilanker Rainawari, Soura, Bemina, Mehjoor Nagar and its adjacent areas remain water-logged. 

Inhabitants of Barbar Shah, Khanyar, Zainakadal, Noorbagh also complained of water logging. Most of the interior roads also remained water-logged, forcing inhabitants to stay indoors. 

"Several persons were injured after they slipped on accumulated snow in lanes and bylanes here," said Abdul Majid of Fateh Kadal.

"In case of medical emergencies, patient has to be carried on shoulders to reach at hospital as snow mounds have blocked lanes here," they said.

However, dewatering process was carried on MA Road and Residency Road till Friday late evening. Today, the roads didn't witness any water logging.

Chief sanitation officer SMC Muhammad Akbar Sofi said that removal of snow from left out areas was started on Saturday after 11 am.

"It was difficult to remove frozen snow from lanes and bylanes in morning. So, the process was started late. The pending work will be completed shortly," he said. He admitted to have received complaints about waterlogging in few areas and claimed that men and machinery were pressed into service for dewatering.

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