Rainfall in Murree has led to heavy flooding in the drains. Neelum Point has also been flooded. The overflowing drains have inundated many roads in the city and rainwater entered the Judicial Complex Jhikagali, mosques and shops causing widespread damage. The gushing water also flooded houses in Majeed Estate on Upper Jhikagali Road.
People going to mosques and other places faced severe difficulties, as it was impossible to cross the road on foot because of the speed at which water was flowing downhill. No sooner had the heavy rain started, that the main roads turned into streams.
The people and business circles have strongly criticised the poor drainage and sewerage system and urged the authorities concerned to take notice and ensure the drainage system is repaired at the earliest.
Similarly, the heavy torrential rains in Galiyat have caused canals to overflow due to which most of the major roads have been partially closed. In addition, the continuous rainfall has caused landslide incidents in many areas.
Malkot Road, Lahore Road, Khan-Din Road and others are blocked due to land-sliding, while Upper Galiyat, Changa Gali, Nathiagali, Koza Gali and other areas are covered in thick fog, severely affecting traffic flow. Electricity wires have snapped in many places, leading to loadshedding and power outages.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 10th, 2021.
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