Heavy rains on September 17 caused property damage in the Panjneer neighbourhood located close to Rajouri town. This included many stores and residences.
The normal flow of automobile traffic along the roadway was also disrupted.
There was a significant amount of rainfall in the region, which resulted in water from higher elevations, including army camps, to retreat onto the roadway. Additionally, water invaded several stores and homes, which caused issues for the neighborhood’s inhabitants.
The downflow of water even led the highway to be blocked off for over a half an hour for light motor vehicles, and only large trucks were observed traversing the highway when the water was flowing.
According to Sony Kumar, who was one of the people who had to wait at the site for some time, “We have to wait for almost half an hour as there was heavy flow of water on the highway and only trucks and buses plied during this period.”
On the other hand, locals of the region sought the installation of an adequate drainage system in the neighbourhood, noting that damage caused by rainfall has occurred in recent months as well, and individuals from the neighbourhood are suffering severely as a result.