Jammu & Kashmir

Rains spur flash floods in south Kashmir’s Romshi nallah

Flash floods in Romshi Nallah on July 22, 2023. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Pulwama: Continious rains haveyet again caused flash floods in Romshi Nallah in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

Earlier this week , a diversion connecting Rohmoo village with several areas falling under central Kashmir’s Budgam district and three cows were washed away.

A bridge, on the Romshi rivulet, was washed out during the 2014 floods. Since then, residents have been facing hardships as the authorities have failed to complete its construction.

A cow being rescued after it stuck in the lash floods in Romshi Nallah on July 22, 2023. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Many bridges which were approved after 2014 have been completed but this bridge has been left incomplete due to unknown reasons, alleged locals.

The bridge is funded by the World Bank and was taken up by the Jammu And Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) nine years ago. The work was started; however, the department is yet to complete it and the work on the bridge is no way near completion.

As per locals, whenever they take up the issue with higher-ups or highlight it through media; the work is started for a few days, and then again put to a halt.

The meteorological department has forcast more rains in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Light to moderate rain/thundershower at many places are expected in Jammu and Kashmir during next 24 hours,” a meteorological department official said.

“Some spells can be heavy especially in Kathua district,” he said. On July 23, he said, intermittent light to moderate rain was expected at scattered places of JK.

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