Srinagar, May 13: Residents of Malbagh area of Tangpora in outskirts of Srinagar city on Sunday demanded the government to complete abandoned drainage system, saying that people face tremendous difficulties during the rainy season and the area stinks with the rise in temperature.
A delegation from the area told GNS that construction of drainage through the area was abandoned near Alamdar colony in Malbagh two years ago and despite repeated requests to the concerned authorities to resume the work and complete the construction, there is no headway as a result of which people face tremendous difficulties.
“As soon as there is rainfall, water gets stagnated knee deep and we have to carry our children on shoulders every day to school,” they said, adding that people of all ages suffer more particularly children and elderly.
They said with the rise in temperature the area stinks and it has become a nuisance for entire locality.
“Our children are sick and there are at least twelve of them presently who were taken to hospital in last few days,” they said and urged authorities to address their grievance without any further delay as the same would be detrimental.
They also stressed that government is constitutionally bound to provide the healthy atmosphere to people and its blind eye to the grave problems of the locality is tantamount to denying the constitutional right to them. (GNS)