Kashmir Latest NewsPhoto Essay Panic in Pictures By Shams Irfan - 5:33 pm March 29, 2015 Share Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email Print Telegram With flood panic making rounds in valley, the scenes in and around Srinagar were akin to last year’s September floods. Amid downpour, Bilal Bahadur captures the panic-stricken city centre Lal Chowk At Lal Chowk, people were fuming over the defunct drainage system that ensured water-logging in major parts of Lal Chowk in a jiffy. Hari Singh High Street is now a literal swimming pool. Water-logged streets turned walking into wading. By emptying his shop from stock, this shopkeeper is avoiding the doom like situation created by September floods last year. Those are no happy scenes outside their shops to glimpse. Even crossing was cumbersome. As drizzle continues, Lal Chowk is slowly turning into a pool. Today, it is wading than walking on the deluged roads of Lal Chowk. When last checked, the water level had reached knee-height. For a day, a mere water show was on display at the gutted Palladium Cinema. Many are hoping that cars shouldn’t get replaced by boats any time sooner. In the face of marching waters, many shopkeepers put up resistance by draining out water. In the water-logged city centre, everything was naturally shut. A wade back home. And then, MLA Amira Kadal and Minister Public Works, Altaf Bukhari showed up at Lal Chowk with his team to access the situation.