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 Water logging irks Watchi Shopian residents

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Shopian: The residents of Watchi area of south Kashmir’s Shopian have been complaining of water logging at many places for many months now.

The residents of the area said that they have been grappling with a perennial issue that is water logging while the administration is acting as mute spectators.

They said that as the rains intensify, so do the problems for locals, with streets submerged and homes inundated.

Mohammad Shaban Lone, a local resident said that the situation is exacerbated by poor drainage systems and inadequate infrastructure, leaving residents frustrated and vulnerable.

He said that road leading to Ziyarat Shareef Hazrat Ameer Kabeer Mir Syed Ali Hamadani remains inundated for days after little rainfall and as a result hundreds of people are left suffering on a daily basis.

Reyaz Ahmad, another local resident said that due to the waterlogging, businesses suffers, mobility is hampered, and health risks escalate as stagnant water becomes a breeding ground for diseases.

He said that a high school falls en route and students have to enter through a window to attend schools but no attention is being given towards it.

Locals said that after bringing this issue repeatedly into the notice of concerned authorities, officials visit here who assure that drain will be constructed but nothing is being done on ground.

They said that efforts to address the issue have been sporadic, highlighting the need for comprehensive and sustainable solutions to alleviate the plight of Watchi residents.

They requested the LG lead administration to act immediately so that locals won’t suffer anymore.

Meanwhile, SDM Zainapora Nisar Ahmad Wani, when contacted said that positive steps are being taken in this regard and very soon locals will get rid of the issue.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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