SRINAGAR: Expressing concern over “poorest-ever civic amenities” being provided to people, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan on Sunday said Valley in general and Srinagar (in particular) are reeling under administrative chaos.
Khan in a statement issued here said, “While the government enjoys life in warmth of Jammu, snow bound Kashmir has been left to fend for itself as administration is failing to provide even the basic amenities.”
He said the Power Development Department (PDD) has taken the entire Kashmir hostage as poor power has made lives of people miserable. While the snow clearance was never done properly even in the city, the plight of people elsewhere can only be imagined.
“Although a heavy snowfall is not something new to the state given its climatic conditions and topography, the administration seems resisting change in its rusty work culture,” Khan said adding that after the snowfall, water logging has emerged as the new crisis in the Valley.
“Even the commercial hub of Lal Chowk, Regal Chowk and adjoining areas are flooded as a result of which business has come to a grinding halt; (what) to talk of life in marketplaces in towns or elsewhere, which are worst hit,” he said.
The KEA added, “As if this all was not enough, traffic jams have proved to be the last nail in the coffin of the administrative inability. Traffic mess has festered and people remain stranded for hours.”
“The systematic collapse of the administration seems to be part of some game-plan to keep the people of Kashmir in pain. There is no administration but only a systematic and well defined arrangement of revenge with the already victimised people of Kashmir while business fraternity is facing the brunt,” Khan said.