Overflowing drains, damaged roads, no electricity affected life

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Srinagar, Feb 9 (UNI) Life remained affected in the Kashmir valley due to over-flowing drains, damaged roads, snow-bound slippery link and inner roads and frequent power break-down.

Situation of the main city roads was no different despite clearance of the snow by the divisional authorities. The inner and link roads in the city, particularly in the uptown, remained snowbound as no snow clearance operation was conducted.

People alleged that authorities failed to remove snow from the link and inner roads.

It is very difficult for the elderly persons, women and children to walk over the snow-bound slippery roads, people said.

Surprisingly, no snow clearance operation was conducted at Koker Bazar, Maisuma, Court road and Sheikh Bagh in the civil line.

Similar situation was seen in the Badshah Nagar, Natipora, Azad Basti and majority localities in the down town.

The snow has started melting due to improvement in the weather and now drains are over-flowing.

Majority roads in the civil lines, including Exchange road were under water, making the pedestrian movement almost impossible.

Resident of Exchange road alleged that thousands of rupees were spent few months ago on the construction of road which has now been damaged because of no drainage system in the area.

Rambagh-Natipora-Nowgam road, constructed six months ago, has also been damaged. Situation of other roads in the city and other district headquarters was no different, official sources said.

The Power Development Department (PDD) has restored the power supply in record time despite heaviest snowfall in 20 years.

However, in some places there was a protest against the frequent power failure.


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