Senior PDP leader and Member Parliament, Tariq Hameed Karra Tuesday called for immediate removal of heaps of silt and garbage lying on the roads of Srinagar. He also stressed the urgency of decontaminating the flood-affected areas to avoid any threat to human lives.
Interacting with people during his extensive tour of various flood-affected areas of the city, Karra said that even after a month most of the flood-hit areas continue to be clogged by the hazardous waste left behind by devastating floods that inundated most parts of Srinagar in September.
Karra said the areas like Hamdania Colony, Bemina, Barthana, Qamarwari, Jawahar Nagar, Lal Chowk, Gogji Bagh, Rajbagh, Chattabal, Rampur, Kursu, Padshahi Bagh, Rainawari, Northern Foreshore Road are yet to be cleared of the silt and debris adding to the miseries of the people living in these areas.
He also demanded immediate restoration of drinking water and power supply in the flood-affected areas as according to him the absence of basic amenities has compounded the problems of the people.
Karra said the Government must reach out to the flood-affected people, whose houses have been damaged fully or partially, with tangible relief package in cash and also provide them subsidized material for reconstruction of their houses.
He also urged the insurance companies to speed up disbursement of the money for the insured assets so that the business community can restart their activities to earn livelihood which has been severely affected by the floods.