Stagnant rainwater impedes routine life in city

F.P Report

PESHAWAR: The cloudy weather, gusty winds and heavy rain completely disturbed the routine activities of people on Monday after all main roads remained blocked owing to heavy rainwater.

As per details, the Charsadda, Khyber, University, Gulbahar, Bara Road and others were seen full of rainwater and people who left their offices at afternoon confronted troubles while reaching to their homes. Though, the construction work on bus rapid transit (BRT) doubled the miseries of pedestrians, motorists and public transports.

One of the residents of provincial city, Muhammad Asfaq, while commenting over rainwater said that it took hours to come from office at Warsak Road to University Town as the roads witnessed unexpected water coming from drains, causing impediment in smooth flow of traffic. About dilapidated condition of roads because of construction work on BRT, he stated the road blockade also caused by wreckage and materials of project.

He remarked if the rain takes place in same tone tomorrow or other day, it will utterly jam the entire city and that it will create numerous problems for dwellers of city. He asked for instant action so that smooth traffic flow be ensured at all costs.

Rehmatullah of Charsadda road while experiencing the rain in provincial city said that streets and rainwater submerged the Charsadda road and that the heavy traffic on busy road was witnessed. He said whenever it rains in the city, the streets, drainages and roads come under water and it happens in routine which is a matter of great concern.

According to Pakistan Meteorological department, the partly cloudy weather is expected in most parts of the province and rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Swat, Shangla, Chitral, Buner, Malakand, Upper & Lower Dir, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram, Kohistan, Haripur, Torghar, Mardan, Swabi, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Kohat, Hangu and Karak districts , while at isolated places in  Bannu, Lakki Marwat, D I Khan and Tank districts.

It further informed that partly cloudy weather is expected in coming 48 years in most parts of the province. Till the filing of the story, no damage had been reported by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) owing to rains in parts of KP and FATA.

However rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in abovementioned areas of KP. However, rain recorded Dir 50 millimeter, Malam jabba, 32, Balakot & Kalam (each) 24, Kakul, 23, Saidu Sharif,20, Timergara, 18, Pattan,17, Kohat,15, Risalpur, Cherat & Mirkhani (each), 07, Parachinar, 06, Drosh, 05, Peshawar, 073 and Chitral, 01.