Police refusing to shift bunker from Pratap Park

Police refusing to shift bunker from Pratap Park

SRINAGAR: Police have set up a bunker inside Pratap Park in the city centre and are refusing to budge. Police have also kept keys of the park gate towards the Maulana Azad (MA) Road to themselves, since the third week of October this year when this bunker was set up, said Nazir Ahmad, a floriculture […]

With no drainage system, Nadir Gund locality complains of official apathy

With no drainage system, Nadir Gund locality complains of official apathy

Srinagar: Surrounded by newly developed posh localities, residents of Nadir Gund locality of Hyderpora, are lamenting the lack drainage system and macadamized roads in the area, besides other civic amenities like street lights and dustbins. Residents complain that despite the area being close to Airport Road and surrounded by localities with all facilities, the area […]

Srinagar has 55 pc shortfall in drainage network

Srinagar has 55 pc shortfall in drainage network

SRINAGAR: Even a little downpour exposes the fragile drainage system of Srinagar city with choking drain spilling water or inundating the streets altogether. Officials say the city has a shortfall of around 55 percent drainage network. The city that is currently spread over 294 square kilometres has a 602 kilometres of drainage network against a […]

City still flooded, power cuts keep SMC’s pumps idle

City still flooded, power cuts keep SMC’s pumps idle

SRINAGAR: Several areas in Srinagar continued to be inundated on Sunday after the previous day’s rain and snow, the water-logged streets causing traffic jams and difficulties for pedestrians. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) blamed power cuts for its inability to drain out water, as the electric pumps deployed for the purpose remained idle without power […]

SMC blames power breakdown for failing to clear Srinagar city of water logging

SMC blames power breakdown for failing to clear Srinagar city of water logging

Srinagar: Government has failed to de-water the inundated Srinagar after day-long rains and snowfall on Saturday causing huge inconvenience to commuters. Witnesses said that several areas including Bemina, HMT, Sheltang, Batamaloo, Qamarwari, MustafaAbad, Panthachowk, Channapora, Sonawar and internal areas of the old city including Khanyar, Baba Demp, Fateh Kadal, Bohre Kadal, Nawa Kadal, Rojouri Kadal and […]

Snowfall in Srinagar comes with cancelled flights, power cuts, traffic jams, flooded streets

Snowfall in Srinagar comes with cancelled flights, power cuts, traffic jams, flooded streets

SRINAGAR: Kashmir’s capital received the season’s first major snowfall on Saturday, which blanketed the city and came coupled with heavy rain. The Srinagar airport was closed for air traffic for the entire day. All flights to and fro were cancelled due to the bad weather conditions. “Landing and take-off of flights are temporarily suspended for […]

Missing student Etisham’s bedridden mother awaits glimpse of her only son

Missing student Etisham’s bedridden mother awaits glimpse of her only son

SRINAGAR: The ailing mother and other family members of Etisham Bilal, 22, who went missing on Sunday from Sharda University in Greater Noida, have requested government authorities to find their only son. On October 4, twenty-five days before he went missing, Etisham Bilal and fellow Kashmiri student Ubaid Yaseen were severely beaten up by local […]

Khanyar-Pandach road widening in limbo for years

Khanyar-Pandach road widening in limbo for years

Srinagar: The Khanyar-Zadibal-Pandach (KZP) road widening project has been left in limbo despite dismantling house and shops on the roadsides in several localities in 2010. The KZP is a 12.5-kilometre road which passes through the heart of the city. Starting from Khanyar, it passes through Hawal to reach SKIMS Soura and ends at Pandach. Residents […]