76 dewatering pumps on standby: SMC

Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Monday said dewatering process at several places in the commercial hub, Lal Chowk and other city areas.
In a statement, an SMC spokesperson said that top officials of the SMC assessed situation on the ground and instructed the officials to take measures to tackle situation arising due to heavy rainfall.
The spokesperson said that after inspecting commercial hubs, the SMC has installed water-suckers to dewater Hari Singh High Street, which saw inundation since yesterday.
“The officials have been put on high alert and 76 dewatering pump stations are on standby to meet any eventuality.”
The spokesperson said that the top officials have directed the SMC staff to provide more water-sucking pumps for the Hari Singh High Street.
The SMC commissioner, the spokesperson said, has directed the staff to ensure that pedestrian walkways and waterlogged streets are cleared of and movement is restored. The SMC has put on men and machinery to ensure hassle moment on the nerve centres of the city.
“The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has drained out water from numerous submerged areas in the past 24 hours and has pressed into the services both the mobile and stationed pumps across the city, particularly at the vulnerable points.”
The spokesman said that SMC commissioner took stock of de-watering exercise that is on round the clock in the city since yesterday to drain water out of inundated areas.