roads makes little news. But whenever it does, the authorities tend to turn a blind eye.few hours down pour always create massive water logging in parts of the Valley. The tall claims of ‘development’ by authorities are ruptured every time after heavy rainfall. And this is not something new but recurrent. In our UT development of
It is the season of rains, even we aren’t witnessing normal rainfall from past few years. While the heavens open up since Monday, a lot of it gets accumulated on our roads leading to huge water pools on our roads. When fast vehicles pass by the residents walking on the footpath get a splash of it and recolors their attire.
Sometimes the water pools are so big that drivers think twice about navigating them. At many a places the cars gets jammed as water enters them making it impossible for them to move even an inch forward. At a lot of places in Srinagar people can be seen wading through waters to reach the other.
The so called posh areas of city are no exception to this. Water reaches upto the waist and only the brave venture to cross it. People are complaining about waterlogging from various areas, but to whom?
Besides the apathetic attitude of authorities, the drains in the UT are also choked by the indifferent attitude of the residents. The drains are filled with solid waste, especially, polythenes, which doesn’t decompose. The solid wastes have halted the drains and there is no proper waste management at place.
As far as our memory does not betray us we had procured for temporary use those navy pumps to pump out water from Rajbagh and Jawahar Nagar during the floods of 2014. Though hugely ineffective in front of the magnanimity of that deluge but for the waterlogging issues such pumps can work out wonders.
We hope that the administration takes cognizance of the matter and does whatever is needed in the interests of