Water logging, traffic jams, power shutdown taking toll on life: KEA

Srinagar

Expressing concern over “poorest-ever civic amenities” being given to the Kashmiri people, the Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman Haji Muhammad Yasin Khan said Kashmir in general and summer capital of Srinagar are reeling under administrative chaos.

Khan in a statement said while the government enjoys life in the warmth of Jammu, snowbound Kashmir has been left to fend for itself as the administration is failing to provide even the basic amenities.

He said the Power Development Department has taken the entire Kashmir hostage as poor power has made lives of people miserable. While the snow clearance was never done properly even the city, the plight of people elsewhere can only be imagined.

Khan said, although a heavy snowfall is not something new to the state given its climatic conditions and topography, the administration seems a resisting change in its rusty work culture.

He said after a snowfall, water logging has emerged as the new crises in the Valley. “Even the commercial hub of Lal Chowk, Regal Chowk, and adjoining areas are flooded as a result of which business has come to a grinding halt than to talk of life in marketplaces in towns or elsewhere, which are worst hit,” Khan said.

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