Srinagar: Regretting that the commercial hub of Srinagar has been in red since September 2014 floods, Regal Chowk Traders Federation has appealed the government to seriously look into the matter.
RCTF held a meeting here on Friday which was chaired by its president Manzoor Ahmed Mir and president of Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation Haji Mohammed Yasin.
The meeting resolved that the once fashionable marketplace, Regal Chowk craves for life, “because of government neglect towards the summer capital and its marketplaces”.
“While the drainage network is in mess and a few minutes of rains leave the marketplace inundated in knee deep waters, lack of proper streetlights is another problem,” the RCTA said in a handout.
The biggest problem, the traders said, is that public transport goes off before sunset. “Despite several assurances from the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, the matter remains unresolved. We appeal the new government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to personally look into the matter and resolve all issues including rehabilitation of the flood victims,” the RCTF Secretary General Farhan Kitab, who also heads media /publicity of KTMF, said.
Others who also attended the meeting were Muhammad Aslam Mattoo, Bashir Ahmad, Din Muhammad Mattoo and Farooq Ahmed Shah.