Heavy rain in large parts of the country for the past couple of days has been widely welcomed, especially by farmers.
Despite the relief, amid hope that the underground water level will now rise, Kabul residents have battled through the last few days, especially as large parts of the city have been left flooded.
Without decent drainage facilities, many roads have become impassable, residents have said.
As one Kabul resident pointed out, even the city center’s roads dam up quickly when it rains.
“Roads are filled with water when it rains, even in Wazir Akbar Khan (area),” Zeb Mohmand said.
Another resident, Asif Nawrozi blamed it on poorly constructed roads. “The problems are quite a lot, roads are not well constructed.”
The Kabul Municipality has been working on drainage canals in the capital for 17 years but residents claim the problem is far from solved.
Residents have called on the municipality to build more drainage canals.
Repeated attempts were made to get comment from Kabul municipality, but officials did not comment.
The municipality has however used water tanks to pump up water in flooded areas in the city, in a bid to reopen roads.