Srinagar: The National Conference Friday expressed grief over the damage to properties due to a massive fire that engulfed half a dozen houses in Chattabal area of Srinagar.
Expressing sympathy with the victims, the NC leader Irfan Shah in a statement said, “The administration should take immediate steps to ensure that the affected families do not face any hardship in the coming winter days. Necessary arrangements should be put in place for them until new structures come up.”
He implored upon the government to compensate the families at an earliest. “The massive fire incident at Chattabal Srinagar has deprived the affected of all they have got. Need of the hour is to compensate the material loss adequately, so that the distressed families rise again.”
Irfan said that the thickly inhabited areas of Srinagar are prone to such fire incidents and what worsens the situation is the very bleak presence of fire service’s installations in many areas. “Government should rise up to the occasion and upgrade the fire services department to meet the demand of fire extinguishing in the city interiors and everywhere else.”