Contractors protest non-availability of funds in Ganderbal

SHEIKH ANEES/REYAZ BHAT
GANDERBAL: Scores of contractors under the banner of Contractors Coordination Committee Ganderbal protested on Friday locked roads and buildings office to register their protest against the government.
The protesters led by Haji Qaiser, secretary of the Committee , were raising slogans demand¬ing of release of their pending bills. “Besides the problems that we are facing for want of money, the developmental works across Ganderbal district have been badly affected due to non-availability of the funds. Despite our pleas to the government, no steps are being taken to clear our bills,” Haji Qa¬sier said.
The contractors were holding placards reading ‘release our dues, we want justice.’ The contractors had earlier threatened to stop work on all develop-mental projects and boycott all future tenders.
An official of R&B de¬partment said that he has taken the note of the de¬mands and issues raised by the contractors. “The issue has been discussed with higher authorities for early redressal,” he said.