Regal Chowk Traders Seek LG’s Intervention Into “Filthy Execution” Of Smart City Projects, Business Loss

SRINAGAR: Stating that the “filthy execution” of the Smart City projects has left Srinagar’s commercial hub in a mud pool, Regal Chowk Traders Association  (RCTA) has raised concerns over loss of business and road safety.

In a statement, the RCTA president Fartan Kitab while seeking the intervention of the Raj Bhawan said before the wet spell, the entire business hub was a dustbowl and that the wet spell has converted it into a pool of mud and slush.

He said the road was very slippery enough to lead to accidents adding that Traffic Police should pass an advisory in this regard.

He said that given the dust and slush, the shoppers prefer to stay away from the marketplace, affecting the business in the entire area since last summer.

He said such development projects are executed across the country but that nowhere is the execution so haphazard and messy.

The RCTA has sought the personal intervention of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha into the issue adding that the entire Central Business District was affected due to the “improper” execution of the works.

“We hope LG Sinha comes to the rescue of the trader fraternity through his august intervention.”

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