Work on city flyover halted

Work on city flyover halted

Srinagar: The work on Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover has been halted, with some sources suggesting that the construction company has withdrawn from the project. Sources said that Simplex infrastructure has asked its work force to stop work ‘for unknown reasons’. Director Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), Showkat Ahmad Wani, said there are some payment issues with the […]

Curfew-like restrictions in old Srinagar, Jamia Masjid locked

Curfew-like restrictions in old Srinagar, Jamia Masjid locked

Srinagar: Early Friday morning, without any announcement, a large number of police and paramilitary forces arrived in various parts of old Srinagar, then began laying barbed concertina wires at all entry and exits points of areas of Rainawari, Nowhatta, Naqshband Sahab, Nawa Kadal, Hawal, Rajouri Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Khanyar and Safa Kadal. Instead of a […]

Phase I of Rambagh flyover set to open on Friday

Phase I of Rambagh flyover set to open on Friday

Srinagar: The government is planning to throw open for traffic Phase I (Amar Singh College crossing to Barzulla) of the Rambagh flyover, as it is known in Srinagar, on Friday. Officials, however, are saying “within a few days” and not committing to a date as the prevailing situation may delay the opening. The much-delayed project […]

Crores earmarked for street lighting but only half the job done

Crores earmarked for street lighting but only half the job done

Srinagar: Only 50 percent of street lighting has been carried out in Srinagar city and other towns owing to the unavailability of funds , according to officials. Out of 343 Crore meant for street lighting and Rs 582.21 crore for High mast lighting only 50 percent amount has been sent. Last year, Rs 343 crore […]

PhD interview conducted at KU despite teachers’ objections

PhD interview conducted at KU despite teachers’ objections

SRINAGAR: Thursday was a controversial day at Kashmir University where the viva-voce for award of PhD degree to Maroof Naeem Qadri, in charge of the Information Technology department, was conducted despite the teachers’ association asking the university authorities to not conduct it. The Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA), comprising about 400 university teachers, on Thursday […]

Less qualified people getting better pay than us: Clerical cadre employees

Less qualified people getting better pay than us: Clerical cadre employees

Srinagar: A strike by clerical cadre employees of the state, seeking resolution of “pay anomaly” has entered 17th day, with the employees resolving to continue their protest. The employees, serving different departments rue that the people will lesser qualification employed by the state on other posts are receiving better salaries than them. “Those with 10+2 […]

Footpath on Boulevard Road in terrible state

Footpath on Boulevard Road in terrible state

Srinagar: Even as authorities are claiming to promote tourism in the state, the footpath along the tourist hub, Boulevard Road, is in a terrible condition. While the authorities have failed to repair the walkway along the Dal Lake, the Lakes and Water Development Authority (LAWDA) has been dumping weeds extracted from lake on the footpath […]

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