Jammu, July 27: It is not the fury of the monsoons that have hit the city of Jammu as this is not the first time Jammu is experiencing heavy rains like this. Jammu, no doubt has recorded the highest rainfall so far this year today where at 8:30am in the morning the reading was 157mm according to Deouty Commissioner Simrandeep Singh. However, the flooding of the city is for other reasons.
The supremely flooded condition of most areas in Jammu gives a clear picture of what happens when land is encroached and illegal constructions are raised. Not just the encroachment, the laziness of the municipal authorities have come to be exposed for not preparing at all for rains which have not even stretched to over a six-hour period yet and the situation is remarkably depressing.
These pictures are from across Jammu city and will show you
The Trikuta Nagar Canal is flooding out since the last two hours and at 11 am today, water had been gushing out of the exit holes on the sides of the embankments of the canals. The water has already flooded the roads by the canal and has been flowing down into the lanes in Trikuta Nagar.
Sector 2-A Extension Pics By Mehak Gandotra
Same has been the case with Sainik Colony Canal. It is visible in the pictures that the water level has risen considerably.
Nanak Nagar is infamous for flooding even with the slightest of rains. There is rampant encroachment of the Nullah in Nanak Nagar and water has already started gushing in residential areas adjacent to the nullah.
Jammu University Road
The Tawi Bridge is experiencing a massive traffic Jam since morning today. The water levels in Tawi have risen as well