Incessant Rains Submerge City Areas

SMC presses in for dewatering City, Commissioner monitors exercise

SRINAGAR —The incessant rains since Wednesday evening has left scores of areas in Srinagar waterlogged, thus leaving the residents there to face inconvenience.

It is worth to mention here that the local Meteorological department (MeT) has predicted end to the wet spell on Saturday, saying that the rains would continue will Saturday.

The incessant rains continued lash Valley since the evening hours of Wednesday here.

Earlier, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted flood like situation in Kashmir in Monsoon season, saying they are predicting heavy rains in various states including Jammu and Kashmir which can led to the flood like situation here.

The various areas across the Valley including Southern districts, northern districts as well as the central Kashmir’s Srinagar got submerged due to the incessant rains, leaving residents of respective places worried as well as to face hardships.

The various Srinagar areas including Khanyar, Fateh Kadal, Baba Demb, Batamaloo interiors, Jahangir Chowk and others.

The residents said that they are facing immense hardships due o the submerging of their respective areas, appealing the authorities to look into the matter at an earliest.

Meanwhile, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) in wake of heavy rain fall had put its men and machinery on task to dewater the water logged areas in different parts of Srinagar city.

According to the officials, besides sucker machines and mobile pumps, the entire concerned sanitation staff has been pressed into service since early morning.

“Dewatering exercise which is personally being monitored by Commissioner SMC Riyaz Ahmed Wani is being carried out in inundated areas including Hari Singh High Street, Lal Chowk, Batamaloo, Jehangir Chowk, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar and other areas,” officials said.

They said that all the dewatering stations including mobile pumps have been kept operational.

They said that Commissioner SMC along with the entire concerned staff has personally visited the dewatering stations and the inundated areas where SMC workers are already seen on job to dewater the different places.

Meanwhile, the Control room is already activated and general public can contact helpline i.e 2474499 in case of reporting any submergence from their concerned areas.  (KNS)

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