BARAMULLA: The Baramulla Coordination Committee, an amalgam of various trade, social and religious organisations and other groups, during a press conference on Monday lambasted the government for ignoring the Baramulla town on the development front.
Addressing a press conference, Er Tariq Ahmad Magloo, Publicity Secretary of Coordination Committee lamented over the condition of roads and drainage system in the town.
“All the river banks are dirty; the drains are blocked and overflowing; forcing dirt to spill on roads. In old Town, there has been no development for years and government officers are in slumber,” he rued.
“Many employees and officers in several government departments are working at the same posting for years. The vacancies of class IV jobs advertised in 2006 has yet to be fulfilled,” he added.
On the sports infrastructure, Magloo said that Baramulla town lacks playground and other sports facilities.
He suggested government to construct a parking system on the seventy Kanals of land occupied by Fire and emergency service department.
“A mega building can house car parking in ground floor F&ES department can also be accommodated in it.”
Magloo threatened to call for shutdown if government did not come up with a plan to address the issues within 15 days.
President Traders’ Federation, Baramulla, Mohammad Ashraf Ganie, demanded a mini-secretariat, a housing colony for the people of old Town, macadamization of all roads, establishment of a mother-and-child care hospital, a consumer court, adequate doctors for all hospitals and improved facilities.