Malbagh residents to hit streets over administrative inertia

Malbagh residents to hit streets over administrative inertia

JAVID ALI
Srinagar: Residents of Malbagh in Srinagar have decided to hold a demonstration on Wednesday against the administration for its alleged failure to address the issues of this suburban region.
The locals of the area, who have formed a Social Welfare Committee, on Sunday demanded that Malbagh be treated as a single entity in revenue, police and municipal records.
The residents said that the area falls in different tehsils, police stations and municipal wards causing immense inconvenience to general public.
General Secretary of the committee, Abdul Wahid said that the area falls wunder four police stations including Lalbazar, Soura, Nageen and Zukara.
“Most of verifications for passports mostly get delayed as one has to move from one police station to other. People get confused as they don’t know which police station would issue them NOCs,” he said.
The committee members met on Sunday and invited the police officials from all the stations urging them to find a solution at the earliest.
“There should be only a single police station for Malbagh. Similarly, on the revenue front we have been divided in various patwari Halqas and our Tehsildar now sits at Eidgah while we are only two kilometers away from the Hazratbal tehsil office,” the residents said.
They also urged the government to remove one of the CRPF camps and utilize it for building a Children’s hospital. They also demanded that the area be delinked from ZEO Gulab Bagh as it falls within Srinagar.
The residents are also suffering on the connectivity front. A narrow road, according to the residents, is connecting Naseem Bagh to Buchpora via Malbagh, which is a cause of many accidents in the area.
“This road has not been upgraded and often witnesses huge traffic as many schools also operate here,” the residents said.

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