In Pictures- Srinagar Admin Drowns Under Few Hours of Rainfall

July 25

Though, you might see healthy promotions and tall hoardings around the Srinagar city boasting of a progressing Srinagar and the administration in Srinagar promising of more development in the Capital city, however when it comes to issues that are of a serious nature, the Srinagar admin is often caught napping.

On Thursday morning, rains drenched the Kashmir valley bringing some respite from the heat wave, the rains were welcomed by people around the Kashmir valley, however in Srinagar the downpour waterlogged various city localities including city centre Lal Chowk roads.

The CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Thursday said a few hours of downpour has once again exposed the hollow claims of flood preparedness in Kashmir.

”A spell of heavy showers in the morning caused water-logging in many places in the Valley and capital Srinagar city as well. Several localities in the city were submerged in rainwater on Thursday,” Mr Tarigami said.

Various roads in the old city are also inundated and commuters are having tough time traversing through roads./ Photo- Firdous Qadri~ The Kashmiriyat

Water has submerged various Srinagar areas including Khanyar, Fateh Kadal, Baba Demb, Batamaloo interiors, Jahangir Chowk, Regal Chowk, Polo View./ Photo- Firdous Qadri~ The Kashmiriyat

The accumulation of water on the roads has led massive traffic jam in the city areas, witnesses said./ Photo- Firdous Qadri~The Kashmiriyat

The commuters said that they are facing immense hardships due to the submerging of various areas, appealing the authorities to look into the matter at an earliest/ Photo- Firdous Qadri~ The Kashmiriyat

Although the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has deputed dewatering pumps in uptown areas, but so far it has failed to dewater the areas./ Photo- Firdous Qadri~ The Kashmiriyat