Administration’s claims to tackle water logging fall flat


Jammu: Continuous night’s rain showers has exposed the claims of JMC authorities regarding clearance of nallahs, lanes and drains ahead of the rainy season in the Marh constituency. The water logging as usual occurred in the low lying areas of Jammu city and in the areas adjoining banks of river Tawi. But the department remained apathetic and as a result the rainwater entered many houses in March area and no one from administration visited the area to take stock of the situation and take remedial measures, to prevent water entering the housed and causing loss. The residents of adjoining localities too had same tale of woes as the Nallah which flowed through the locality got swollen and was overflowing in the entire locality after the last night’s rain showers.

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As per the information, the inhabitants of Marh had already made written submission to the higher officers of the JMC for the cleaning the drainage system before the monsoon season. They alleged that despite having proper knowledge of the water logging, the JMC officers did not wake up and the related issue remained unattended by them for more than months. The people of the area expressed their resentment over the casual approach of the urban local body putting the lives of citizens into risk.
BC Road-Jewel Chowk poses threats to commuters

The roads dug up for the laying of sewerage system in the city of temples too as usual caused problems to commuters due to water logging in the big trenches on these roads particularly in BC Road and Jewel Chowk. The shopkeepers, locals including Amarnath yatris alleged that heavy rainfall in the city exposed the faulty planning and negligence of the concerned departments.

Meanwhile, the traffic has been opened for movement which had been diverted by the traffic department without filling the big trenches on these roads after completing construction work being placed between BC Road and Jewel Chowk which poses threats to commuters.