Tral residents contradict government’s development claims

Srinagar: The residents in south Kashmir’s Tral sub-district have ridiculed the state government for repeatedly telling lies about the developmental works in the constituency. Referring to Works Minister AR Veeri’s statement in the assembly, spokesman of Civil Society Tral Advocate M Ashraf Wani said that no substantial work has been done on the development front including survey on Tral-Pahalgam road. The minister had said that Tral has been put on government’s priority.
“As a matter of fact no substantial work is being done for last 30 years,” Wani said adding the Civil Society has submitted a comprehensive developmental scheme for the sub-district but it is perpetually being ignored for some vested interests with regard to Tral-Pahalgam road.
“People of Tral are hearing about the construction of road for last 5 years but the minister admitted that the survey is yet to begin,” he said.
He said Tral-Wahab Saab Shaar Khrew road has been inaugurated 8 years back and even 1 kilometer road is not complete from Tral side. The department could not get clearance from forest department for past 8 years which shows lack of interest on the part of the department. However on the floor of the house statement is made which is far from true. The roads in Tral depict the picture of ancient Kashmir and from past two decades no substantial development has taken place in Tral, the administration is giving lame excuses but the fact of matter is the funds are divulged to other districts.