Water logging in Lal chowk, Srinagar throws life out of gear

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Srinagar:Normal life was thrown out of gear in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday, due to massive water-logging following heavy downpour in the city.

Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) pumped out the water with the help of water pumps in several areas across the city. However, the locals had to suffer due to massive water-logging which further caused major difficulties for the commuters in Srinagar.

Mohammad Sidiq, a resident, said, “SMC is working to pump out the water here but there is some fault with the new drainage system in the Lal Chowk area that’s why the entire area is inundated whenever heavy rain lashes the city.”

“It becomes very difficult for the locals here. My children couldn’t go to school as the area was severely waterlogged this morning,” he added.

However, according to the authorities, the situation in the city was not very severe.

“The streets here are waterlogged due to heavy rains but there is no need to panic as we are doing our job and our field staff is working to clear the water. SMC is fully geared up,” said Muzzaffar, Assistant Executive Engineer from Mechanical City Drainage.

School students were stranded on their way to school this morning as the streets were severely deluged.

“It’s been raining since morning and due to poor drainage system the entire area is waterlogged and I was not able to reach school this morning,” a school student said.

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