Administration Caught Napping, Unprepared In Wake Of Heavy Snowfall Across Kashmir: Sagar

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday censured the incumbent administration over its failure to rise up to exigencies that have surfaced in wake of fresh snowfall across Kashmir Division.

Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar while taking exception to administrative apathy on ground said, “Administration has again been caught napping. The fresh snowfall has debunked the claims of administration on ensuring basic facilities to people. It has been snowing incessantly since yesterday but the administration is yet to swing its men and machinery into action to clear the major, minor arterials and inner alleys. The situation in the urban areas of Srinagar post snowfall presents a grimy tale of administrative neglect.  Many localities in Srinagar city are reeling under darkness every since it started snowing; various roads and inner alleys are inundated. Electricity in many parts of city is playing hide and seek with consumers. Shortage of edibles and other household merchandise has added to the mounting woes of people across Kashmir.”

Sagar urged the incumbent administration to take stock of the situation in far-flung areas and ensure people all effective and basic amenities. “The pesky electricity supply and unsteady water supply have aggravated the people in plains as well as the upper reaches of our state. Many interior roads haven’t been cleared of snow yet and what worsens the situation is the unavailability of any prompt action from the government. The stock situation in Kargil and other areas including Keran, Badarwah, Kishtiwar, Gurez and Leh should be reviewed,” he said.

He implored upon the administration to rise up to the needs of people and ensure all basic and effective amenities to them.

Meanwhile, party’s members of Parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi and State Secretary  Sakina Itoo have also impressed upon the district administration of north and south Kashmir districts to put its men and machinery into action and restore road connectivity, electricity and water supply to all far-flung areas. The leaders also impressed upon the administration to immediately clear the inter-district road network and inner alleys in all north and south Kashmir districts. They also rued the absence of medics and another associated staff in primarily, secondary, and tertiary health care facilities in north and south Kashmir districts.

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