SIALKOT - Heavy rain that lashed the region on Saturday exposed the height of negligence of the TMA due to which all main city roads including Kutchery Road, Paris Road, Abbot Road, Jail Road, Railway Road, Mujahid Road, Shahabpura Road, Rangpura, Hajipura, Prem Nagar, Pooran Nagar, Commissioner Road, congested Allama Iqbal Chowk, Khadim Ali Road, Sialkot Airport Road and Hajipura Road and all surrounding congested residential, industrial and commercial areas were inundated with rain and sewerage water.
The decades old choked sewerage and drainage lines overflowed due to rain in city. They remained under knee-deep rain and sewerage water, leaving a large number of vehicle stranded on these roads. On the other hand, the torrential rain turned out to be blessing of Allah for the muggy weather and prolonged power outages beaten people, who took breath of solace, but the Gepco as usually allegedly remained mercyless and it continued 20 hours long, what the people said, unbearable loadshedding of power including at Sehr, Iftar and Traaveeh.
The rain began at Sehr in the region. It also badly affected the electricity and communication systems due to which the supply of electricity remained suspended for almost the whole day in urban, especially rural areas of Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils.
The officials concerned of the Met office have forecast more widespread rains in the region.