3 cars damaged in landslide on Circular Road, Airport wall collapses, water enters houses

Water logging on road near Shakti Nagar Pulli in Jammu on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Water logging on road near Shakti Nagar Pulli in Jammu on Monday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Midnight rain wreaks havoc in Jammu areas
Gopal Sharma
JAMMU, Aug 17: Heavy rain during midnight caused havoc in Jammu areas, leading to flash flood in river Tawi and several other Nallahs, causing damage to three cars in landslide on Circular Road besides Jammu Airport wall, while water entered many houses and shops causing extensive damage to public property during early hours today.
Reports said that heavy rain during mid- night till morning today caused extensive damage to the public property in several localities of Jammu as flood and rain water entered many houses in various City localities. It rained with high intensity for more than two hours afer 2 am and it continued even after 4.30 am today.
Many Nallahs were over flowing with rain water while water logging in many city crossing affected smooth movement of traffic. There was water logging on Canal Road near Commerce College, CID Office Road while near Shakti Nagar Pulli, massive water logging was witnessed. The locals said that due to construction of flyover by Singla Company, the drain water passages have been blocked and the water entered in several low lying lanes. It caused extensive damage to the public property as rain water entered houses and shops.
On Circular Road connecting Panjtirthi area with DC Office along river Tawi, massive landslide took place at around 4 am when it was raining heavily. The people had parked many vehicles on the road side near Baba Lal Ji Temple. Three cars rolled down along with the debris and were extensively damaged. The movement of vehicles was partially affected on the road. The retaining wall on the Tawi side collapsed with heavy rain and it also caused some damage to the nearby structures. The police and locals reached the spot and got some nearby houses cleared sensing collapse. The locals held JMC authorities responsible as some protection work had been abandoned by the agency at the site.
Another report from Satwari area said that a portion of the Jammu Airport wall collapsed during early hours. A Nallah near Amar Colony caused damage to the wall and the water then entred about a dozen houses. The level of water was nearly 3-4 feet and some people mounted the roof top of their houses along with their children to save their lives. The property has suffered massive damage. The water level receded after 3-4 hours.Some officials from the Administration later paid visit to the area and assured relief to the affected people..
In sectors, 7 and 9 of Nanak Nagar also the rain and flood water in Nallahs entred several houses causuing damage to their property. The people spent hours to drain out water from their houses with buckets and other pots. The reports of water entering in the houses and shops have also been received from Gangyal, Preet Nagar, Jeevan Nagar, Talab Tiloo, Krishna Nagar and Kabir Nagar areas of Jammu City. Tawi river witnessed flash flood during early hours but water remained below alert mark.
Meanwhile, the power supply in many city locailities was also snapped due to heavy rain. Some transformers and other power infrastructure got damaged, snapping power supply in more than a dozen areas. In Indira Colony, Lakad Mandi area of Janipur the power supply remained affected for about 12 hours and could be restored at around 9.30 am.


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