District: Heavy rain exposes ill performance of TMA

Sialkot: In Sialkot the second heavy rain of monsoon spell has badly exposed the alleged height of negligence of Sialkot TMA due to which all the main city roads including Model Town, Kutchery Road, Paris Road, Abbot Road, Jail Road, Railway Road, Mujahid Road, Shahabpura Road, Rangpura, Hajipura , Prem Nagar, Pooran Nagar, Commissioner Road, congested Allama Iqbal Chowk, Khadim Ali Road, Sialkot Airport Road and Hajipura Road and all the surrounding congested residential, industrial and commercial areas including Sialkot railway station, Sialkot district jail and all the main and link roads leading towards the Sialkot International Airport were inundated with the rainy and sewerage water.

All the decades old choked sewerage and drainage lines were over flowed due to rain in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur cities. They remained under the knee-deep rainy and sewerage water today due to which several transport vehicles remained struck on these roads.

Meanwhile, the electricity and telecommunication systems were badly damaged here due to which the electricity remained suspended for several consecutive hours due to which the electrical motors meant for spilling out the drainage and rain water, as the Sialkot Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur cities remained inundated the whole day, badly paralyzing all the civic, business, trade and social activities. The concerned officials of Sialkot MET office have forecast more widespread heavy rains in the Sialkot region and in all the catchment areas of neighbouring Occupied Jammu & Kashmir during the next 24 hours.