Poor Muharram facilities at Shamaswari
Erratic power irks Khomeini Chowk
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Dec 12: Residents of Khanqah Muallah’s Shamaswari and Namchabal localities Sunday accused the district administration of callous attitude regarding the arrangements ahead of the holy days of Muharram. Anjuman-e-Jafriya, a local citizens’ group, in a statement alleged that authorizes had failed to keep the promise made by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. “The chief minister was courteous enough to have released Rs 50 lakh to ensure smooth conduct of Muharram proceedings. But our locality not just lacks proper street lighting but also suitable sanitation. Not even a single official from PDD or SMC has so far visited Shamaswari,” said the statement.
Meanwhile the residents of Khomeini Chowk Bemina have complained of frequent and unscheduled power cuts in the area.
A delegation of the area, falling under electric division III, told Greater Kashmir that PDD employees have allegedly failed to adhere to the Divisional Commissioner’s order.
“Due to long power cuts, we face lot of hardships in reaching to the Imambaras and Azakhanas,” they said.
Pertinently, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, had on November 22, asked PDD to ensure uninterrupted power supply during Muharram days in the such areas.
The delegation said that the PDD officials were “deliberately putting us to trouble.”
The delegation appealed to Chief Minister to personally look into the matter.
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