Modi govt has given step-motherly treatment to JK: Farooq

Modi govt has given step-motherly treatment to JK: Farooq

Kangan: The National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that Modi led BJP government didn’t invest in the road infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir and throughout their stint in power, they meted out a step-motherly treatment to our state.
“The bravado created by the former PDP-BJP government on various projects in the state turned out to be a damp squib. The work on many vital projects in our state is nowhere in sight,” he said while addressing workers in Kangan – according to the statement.
He said roads make a crucial contribution in the economic development of any nation. “Better road connectivity improves social cohesion, and better access to employment opportunities,” he added.
“The situation of road infrastructure in the city itself is presenting a tale of neglect. If the road infrastructure of Srinagar city is in shambles, one can gauge the condition of roads in remote areas. The governor administration proved no better in mitigating the infrastructure related issues of our state,” he said.
The NC President further said: The road infrastructure of state saw a consistent improvement during the government led by Omar Abdullah. However, the former PDP-BJP wittingly chose to halt work on all the vital road projects of our state. There has been no headway in the vital projects like Singhpora-Vailoo tunnel, Z-Morh tunnel, Sadhna Top tunnel, besides that the proposed tunnel on Mughal road is also nowhere in sight.
“The move of connecting various regions of the state with each other would have brought people of those regions together. We unfortunately didn’t see any advance in providing better inter regional connectivity between all the regions of our state in the last four and a half years. Even today we see, people living in the far flung areas of our state hanker for basic amenities during the winter months,” he said.
“Most of the frontier regions of our state get disconnected with rest of the state in the wake of incessant snow fall. The NC led governments have always taken a lead towards bridging the physical barriers between all the regions of our state,” he said, adding, “Once elected to parliament along with my team comprising of Hasnain Masoodi and Muhammad Akbar Lone Sahib, I will raise the issue in the parliament.”