Govt ‘apathy’; Lal Bazar locality under water

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Inordinate delay in improving drainage/sewage system at old Post Office Lane of Lal Bazar area is causing immense problems to residents here.

The incessant rains have caused water logging in the area while waters have reportedly started entering into several residential houses creating panic in the area.

The locals told CNS that due to defunct drainage system, slight rain causes water-logging in the area – hampering movement of pedestrians.

“Frequent water-logging has taken sheen of the area. Light rains or snowfall inundates all roads and lane,” said Idrees Ahmed, a resident here.

“People are forced to walk through water-logged roads here. We had many times apprised the concerned authorities to look into the matter, however our requests met with deaf ears,” he said adding that the water has reached to such a level that they are not able to live in their residential houses.

Meanwhile, the residents of Firdous Abad Lane 10 of Batamaloo area also alleged that incessant rains have caused water logging in the area while the administration is doing nothing to de-water the locality. “The dewatering pump is lying in the area which has no fuel,” said a resident.

The residents of the both localities appealed their concerned legislators and administration to take immediate steps for de-watering.

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