Massive water logging, landslides disrupts normal life in Srinagar
Heavy rain has caused massive water logging in the Chanapora region of Jammu and Kashmir. Water has entered the houses of people, thus disrupting their day-to-day activities.
A suffering resident of the area told ANI, "Every year, this problem occurs even if it rains a bit. The drains were made here, but God knows why and how they get chocked even with a little bit of rain. The administration is sleeping and everybody is facing problems because of the heavy rains."
Another resident said, "The area has a completely faulty system. We even complained to the chief engineer about our problem, but nothing has happened. We don't know even the MLA of our area, as he has never showed up.
The rains have also triggered landslides, disrupting the flow of traffic on the Jammu and Kashmir National Highway.
A truck driver stranded on a road told ANI, "There are no arrangements for us here. We don't have any access to food or drinking water."
Traveller Wasim said, "Police officials have told us that the road is closed. So, we are waiting here only. At least drinking water should be made available to us till the road reopens."
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said all flood control measures are being taken to ensure there is no loss of life.
(Posted on 04-09-2014)