Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday expressed concern over the scarcity of drinking water and dilapidated condition of roads in different areas in district Srinagar saying the apathetic attitude of the administration is causing undue distress to the populace living in such areas.
Party’s women’s wing president and former MLA Habba Kadal Shameema Firdous while drawing attention of administration to the scarcity of drinking water in Dal Hassanyar, Tankipura, Zaindar Mohalla, Shalalethar, Ganpatyar, Chinkral Mohalla, Zaldagar, Habbakadal localities of Srinagar said the localities have been facing severe scarcity of potable drinking water for many days now and that people there are going through immense trepidation. She urge the administration to restore drinking water to the said localities without any delay. In case any necessary repairs are required to be undertaken in any locality, the locals should be informed earlier and necessary arrangement of water should be put in place until then,” she said.
Meanwhile Central Secretary and former MLA Batamaloo Irfan Ahmed Shah also expressed concern over the non availability of drinking water and dilapidated condition of roads and arterials in Qamarwari, Bemina, and Batamaloo localities of Srinagar. “Almost all areas in Batamaloo constituency are facing severe water crisis while the government continues to remain unmoved,”
He further added, “No substantial augmentation of road infrastructure has taken place in these localities regardless of being a hub of commercial activities. The blacktopping of the main roads as well as the inner arterials in the said areas has crumbled leading to potholes which even during slightest downpour turn into cesspools. TOn account of the problems the residents of the said areas are facing, I urge the concerned authorities to refurbish the road infrastructure in the Batamaloo, Qamarwari, Bypass and other localities.”