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Sunday, 26 July 2020

Underpass flooded in Jhajjar, commuters suffer

vinder Saini

Tribune News Service

Jhajjar, July 25

The railway underpass on the Talav road near Dhandhu Nagar locality here has remained inundated for over a week causing great inconvenience to road users.

Pedestrians and cyclists are walking on the rail track to avoid wading through the waterlogged underpass while two/four-wheelers are forced to take a long route to reach Talav and its surrounding villages.

“A considerable number of people from Talav and surrounding villages come daily to Jhajjar city on scooter and motorbike for jobs and other purposes. Many of them are now covering 3-4 km on foot as the rail underpass has been flooded for several days and the vehicles break down in the water,” said Gulshan, a resident of Talav village.

Geeta, a housewife, said she used to fetch milk from Talav village daily on her bicycle. “The waterlogged underpass has compelled me to cross the rail track to go to the other side as it is the shortest way to reach there, but there is always a fear of getting injured while crossing the track on a bicycle and carrying a milk container,” she said.

Om Prakash, an ex-serviceman, said many local people do agricultural work at Talav and nearby areas. They used to bring green fodder for their animals on bicycle/motorbike from there. “Now, they have to struggle with the fodder while wading through the waterlogged underpass. No one is paying heed to their plight,” he added.

from The Tribune

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