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Residents of Danderkah Batamaloo urge SMC to ease their suffering

Team to assess ground report, accordingly issue will be taken up: Official

Post by on Saturday, August 6, 2022

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Srinagar, July 05: At a time when authorities at Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) are making their bid to reach out to the people to address their road, drains or other related issues, inhabitants of DanderkahLachmanpora area of Batamaloo area in Srinagar on Friday said that they are facing severe problems due to uncovered drainage in the area.
Firdous Ahmad a resident of the area told Rising Kashmir that they have approached the authorities many times to seek the redressal of their grievances which according to him have not been addressed till now.
“The uncovered drainage has made the life of people in the area very difficult, especially the children and elderly people who are vulnerable to falling in these uncovered drains,” he said.
He said that the drainage network in the area needs immediate attention from the higher authorities, stating that they often get blocked during rains that create massive water logging in the area.
“The foul smell emanating from these drains, especially during summers has created health problems in the area. Therefore, the issue needs to be resolved on a priority basis,” he added.
Another resident of the area Irfan Ahmad said that due to the uncovered drains the movement of cars and two-wheelers has become difficult as many vehicles have plunged into these ‘uncovered drains’ resulting in damage to the vehicles.
“The lanes and by-lanes in the area have not been repaired in the past several years, which has added more inconvenience and problems to locals. Elders and school-going children are particularly facing problems. The ‘uncovered drains’ have also caused damage to our vehicles,” he said.
Locals in the area appealed to the SMC authorities to look into the concern of the locality so that people in the area can take a sigh of relief.
Meanwhile, the concerned engineer told Rising Kashmir that the issue will be addressed after a ground report by their team.
“Let them come to my office with the issue they are facing, we will send a team to assess the ground situation, and accordingly their issue will be taken up”, the officer said.

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