Bilal Ahmad

Water logging in parts of Sopore town irks locals

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Sopore: Due to continuous downpour water logging in various parts of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has affected a huge chunk of the population who have sought the attention of the authorities.

During the continuous downpour over the last few days most of the areas of Sopore town including various roads and low lying areas have witnessed water logging.

Residents from Sher colony, Tulibal, Mahrajpora, Ningli Bala, Sher colony, Alamdar Colony, Krankshivan colony and in other parts of town have complained of water logging.

Muzamil Ahmad Dar, a resident of Sher Colony said that the storm water has inundated lanes and by-lanes in many other areas of town and the local residents of these areas are facing immense hardships and the authorities have failed to mitigate their sufferings.

“Incessant rains for the past couple of days has led to water logging and water has entered into many houses and schools which are completely unsafe now. The rains have exposed the defunct drainage system and callous attitude of the administration,” he said.

The most affected inundated areas are Sher colony, Mahrajpora, Tarzoo, Ningli, Krankshivan, Tulibal, Amargrah, moominabad, Naseem Bagh and other adjoining localities. Residents said that due to poor drainage system in entire Sopore town, water logging has become a nuisance for them. The locals said that they cannot go outside their homes due to water logging.

Similarly, government middle school Sulipora Dangerpora area of Sopore was completely inundated, which affected class work and its routine functioning.

Meanwhile, ADC Sopore S.A Raina said that they have pressed men and machinery on job to pump out the rain water from the localities.

“We are on job and have dewatered many areas in Sopore town since Friday morning and are monitoring the situation after every hour,” he said.

Bilal Ahmad

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

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