Bilal Ahmad

Rains lash Sopore, water logging troubles residents

Rains lash Sopore, water logging troubles residents
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Sopore: Incessant rains continued in Kashmir for the second consecutive day on Thursday, leading to increase in the water level in major rivers and streams in north Kashmir particularly in Sopore and its adjacent areas. Meanwhile, authorities have sounded a flood alert in the area.
Reports said that due to incessant rains since the last two days in water logging has been reported in many areas of the town.
As seen in the past also little or heavy rainfall causes a massive water logging due to the improper drainage system in the town, a local resident said.
Notably, the downpour got heavier as the day progressed, leading to water logging of roads, streets and houses in many areas of the town, including the commercial areas like Iqbal market, Shah Dargah chowk, Main chowk, and college road.
The pedestrians were seen wading through the waters, reports added.
Meanwhile authorities in irrigation and flood control department have also sounded flood alert in Sopore town on Thursday as water level has been increasing due to heavy rains in various catchment areas of the town.
A circular issued in this regard reads: “it is continuously raining from last 24 hours and there is every apprehension of heavy discharge in the adjacent nallahs and tributaries as such all the Sectoral Officer and Beat Officers are asked to remain vigilant and have an advance inspection of their jurisdiction especially vulnerable spots, and apprise the I&FC Division Sopore with latest situation.”
Meanwhile, Chief Engineer I&FC described this circular as routine one saying there is no threat of floods at all.



Bilal Ahmad

Bilal Ahmad is a reporter and covers city beat and sports, can be contacted [email protected].

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