Submerged lanes

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We, the residents of lower Janipur, Jammu, were more than happy that after our persistent efforts, the government ultimately sanctioned drainage system to the main lane and surface drains to its sub lanes. However, due to bureaucratic intervention, the original plan was tampered with and the contractor pressurized to dig the drains to their (bureaucrats’) sub lanes instead of main lane. Consequently the contractor left the main drain unfinished and without any outlet. This unfinished drain began to function reversely causing severe damages to our houses and leaving lanes submerged about three to four feet in depth. Our school going children have to put off their shoes and walk bare- footed for about 200 meters. We request the concerned quarters to do the needful to get us rid of this problem.
Yours Hira Lal Kaul,
Resident

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