Development in Srinagar a story of neglect: NC

Development in Srinagar a story of neglect: NC

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday asserted that the development in Shahr-e-Khaas presents a story of missing deadlines and neglect, saying the successive governments after 2015 lacked capability to execute development projects in the Old City of Srinagar.
Senior NC leader and former Speaker Mubarak Gul in a statement lashed out at Governor-administration for “not meeting the expectations” of people vis-a-vis augmentation of basic infrastructure and ensuring all amenities to them.
“Not just interior roads, the main arterials of the city are also in shambles. The roads of Old City areas are dotted with potholes. The incumbent administration is driven by a laidback attitude. The work on major projects of the city in particular and the state in general is moving at a snail’s pace for the reasons better known to the administration,” Gul said. “There is no accountability on ground. We have already lost much of the working season to administrative ineptitude, indecisiveness and lack of planning.”
Gul said the localities of Noor Bagh, Goripura, Waganpura, Palpura in Eidgah constituency have been put off from the development radar of government. “The people living in these areas have been left to fend for themselves. The routes and alleys in these localities are dotted with potholes. What is pushing the locals to the wall is the sheer laidback attitude of administration to their woes,” he said.
“Every pivotal department of the state is telling the grimy tale of ineptitude and inaction. We had pinned high hopes on the governor administration that it will do amends to the wrong committed by former PDP-BJP government but to our dismay, it proved no better than its predecessor government,” NC leader said.
He said people are yearning for good governance. “No substantial development work was executed in the Shahr-e-Khaas area of the city. People living in the historical city are yearning for basic and effective amenities,” he said and expressed concern over the shortage of basic commodities in the Old City areas.
Gul urged the state government to speed up the construction of Noorbagh bridge and mitigate the issues concerning people in the constituency.
He urged Governor to personally initiate work on various flagship projects the work on which was initiated during former Omar Abdullah-led government.