SMC yet to clear snow in Srinagar interiors

Srinagar: Four days after a Kashmir experienced heavy snow, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has not cleared snow from interiors of several areas in Srinagar.
There is no snow clearness operation in majority of interiors in Srinagar’s downtown causing inconvenience to locals. The areas are Safa Kadal, Rainwari, Fatha Kadal, Noor Bagh, Kak Sarai, Hawal, Vacharnag Soura and many other areas.
“One can’t even think of stepping out of home as authorities are yet to undertake snow clearance in our area,” said Tabish, a resident of Soura.
SMC Commissioner Khursheed Ahmad Sanai told Kashmir Reader that there are more than 6,000 lanes in the city and it is quite challenging to clear all in the face of shortage of manpower.
According to him, they have only have shortage of men and machinery to clear snow from entire city.
“It will take one day more to clear all lanes and by lanes of Srinagar city. We deployed 3000 men with 16 JCBs for snow clearance work in the city and also use salt to dissolve frozen layers in mornings,” he said

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