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Jammu: Rainfall due to disaster, roads, bridges shed, water infiltrated up to 5 feet in homes

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Jammu, Jagran Correspondent:  Rain has caused havoc in many districts of Jammu division. Due to the rains, the rivers and streams are on the rise, due to which conditions like flooding have been created. There have been reports of heavy losses at many places. On Wednesday, there was heavy waterlogging in all the low-lying areas in Jammu. Several feet of water has entered the homes of people. Electrical appliances were burnt in most homes. Food and drink has gone bad. Not only this, there has been heavy waterlogging on the roads, which has severely affected life. The Meteorological Department has also issued a landslide warning in the hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Along with this, the Meteorological Department has also predicted heavy rains in many areas yesterday.

Waterlogging is not new in Trikuta Nagar Extension, Ambedkar Nagar of the city, but never before had so much water been added. There was water up to two feet above the drain flowing in the area. Two to five feet of water permeated every house in the locality. Water devastated about forty houses in the locality. In Trikuta Nagar Sector-2A Extension, drain water entered the houses by breaking the wall. The condition in these adjacent villages deteriorated so much that the SDRF team reached the spot to help the people. SDRF pumped water from people’s homes by installing pumps. Deepak Kumar, Jagdish Raj Gupta, Chaudhary Bal Ram, who lived here said that it was difficult to save life when about five feet of water entered the house. All the goods have been destroyed. The food and drink did not survive. No leader or district administration official reached the spot.

All the drains in the industrial area Gangyal were also in spate. Water from drains and drains entered into people’s homes as well as units. The unit owners suffered significant losses due to waterlogging in other units including bread factory and floor mills located in the industrial area.

Rajendra Singh, Ankush Sharma, Ravindra Singh, Ram Kumar, Kamal Dev, who live in Ambedkar Nagar, said that such a catastrophe has happened for the first time. Most people in the locality have three-four-foot walls outside the houses to avoid water. Today the water was so much that it entered into the houses, shops, passing over it. There has been a lot of damage. There was no good stuff left in the house. Waterlogging has occurred in all sectors of Nanak Nagar. In the houses along the sewer in Sector 7 and 6 and 12, water permeated from two feet to four feet. Similarly, water entered about thirty houses in Sanjay Nagar. In Digyana, Rupnagar, Udham Singh Nagar also, about twenty houses suffered water damage. 

 Its width was reduced during the construction of drain in Gangyal region. This is the reason that when rains rained today, two to four feet of water got accumulated in most of the Gangaal villages. People’s beds were submerged in water. Fridge, TV, cooler were filled with water. Residents of the area Sanjay Kumar, Gokul Kumar, Ramesh Lal, Swarn Singh said that there was about three feet of water in their house. Instead of widening the drain, the land was saved. Now people are drowning. Overflow of drains in Gangyal also led to water loss in many factories. Waterlogging in some other commercial establishments, including the Amar Floor Mill, resulted in the loss of lakhs of rupees.

The bridge connecting several villages in the Dadap area adjoining the city was also washed away by the flood in the drain. This bridge was built about six years ago. Due to the flow of this bridge connecting 22 villages, people have been cut off from the city. Due to the flow of this bridge, people had to adopt Bishnah, Miran Sahib and other small paths to reach the city. The bridge was washed away at about half past two in the morning on Wednesday.

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