Rakh-e-Arth colony without civic amenities, official blames lack of funds

SRINAGAR: Rakh-e-Arth housing colony residents say that government has failed provide them civic amenities for last seven years – which is causing them inconvenience and adding to their woes.
As per the residents, the hospital and school building are under construction for last three years – but the process is very slow.
“We are facing problems in the absence of health care facilities in the colony. For simple blood pressure check-up, we have to walk five kilometers from the colony,” said Mohammad sultan.“Even pregnant women of this colony face problems, and authority is yet to come with a solution. The authorities promised us to provide each and every facility, even though we have been given dispensary but without medicine.”
Apart from that, authority have also failed to build a single primary school, said DilshadaBanoo.
“We are apprehensive that any untoward incident may happen to their wards while going to school outside the locality,” she said.
“Last year two children from the area downed in drainage while playing in the school.Apart from that, there is an apprehension of weather issues, accidents.We approached LAWDA Authority to complete the construction of school so that our children could receive good education without any problem,” said another Dal Deweller of the colony ShaheenAkthar.
While as official blames that due to the paucity of funds the construction of school and hospital building is very slow.
Secretary LAWDA, Ilyas Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that, “paucity of funds is the main reason of slow work of construction of school and hospital building”.
The colony which is spread over an area of 7526 kanals was supposed to be developed on modern lines with all basic facilities like public parks, hospitals, schools, Mosques and play fields, but as such nothing has been done for this colony.

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