Srinagar 19 December (KNB): The residents of Moomin Abad Batamaloo, lane number 15, are suffering due the problem of water logging for years and have urged the authority to save them from the day to day misery, which is being compounded by the unavailability of the drainage system.
Talking to the Kashmir News Bureau, locals of the area said that the water logging has become a persistent problem for years now.
“The lanes of Moomin Abad, especially lane number 15 gets inundated with only a mere amount of rain. We are facing immense problems due to it,” one of the residents said.
Another resident cried, “We are facing the problem of water logging for years now and it has become really difficult for us to even come out of our homes,” adding that the water has even breached into their houses.
The aggrieved resident said, “It has become necessary for us to wear long boots to reach out on the main road and to do our daily affairs because the water pools way above the ankles.”
The young and the old ones of the area have suffered day in and out due to the problem. The students of the area are facing difficulties in attending their tutorial classes.
A mother of two children said, “The dirty water has increased the risk of spreading diseases, we are scared to allow our children to go out and attend tuitions.”
She added, “There are old men and women in the locality who have not seen the outside world for long now and that has deteriorated their mental health.”
They further alleged that the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is not paying attention towards the issue.
A resident told KNB “Once the SMC had installed the dewatering machines here but those were not able to recede the accumulated water. Then, they (SMC) told us that it is the problem of drainage and these machines can’t be used for such purposes,” he added that it is the responsibility of SMC to get us around such issues rather than give excuses.
While talking to Kashmir News Bureau, regarding the issue, the SMC Commissioner Gazanfar Ali said, “We are apprised of the issue and have already conveyed the matter to the concerned engineer drainage of our department.”
He further said that the problem will be resolved in the coming days. (KNB)