Chinar town faces government ‘apathy’
Bijbehara, Feb 15: The Chinar town here is facing government apathy on the developmental front with dilapidated and narrow roads, erratic power supply, water scarcity and poor sanitation evident in the area.
Pot holes dot the Saddar Bazar, a link road of the town residents said adding another road connecting Bijbehara colony to the Highway had not been macadamized despite assurances.
They said the proposed widening of Sadar Bazaar–Highway Road and Gooriwan-Aarwini road had been shelved for unknown reasons. The road at Saraf Mohalla and Baba Mohalla are narrow and the traffic jams had become order of the day, they said adding the town lacks parking facility.
Housing is a major concern in the town. “The land for housing colony was identified, but the plots were never allotted and the site is being used for garbage dumping,” Sarjan Shah said.
The area also lacks drainage. “The municipality here is totally defunct as the sewerage flows through open drains into the Jhelum,” Noor Muhammad Vaid said.
The Jhelum banks, they said had been allegedly encroached by some people and the concerned department was turning blinds eye towards it.
The electricity is erratic and water scarce in the town. “We get water only for two hours a day and that too only when electricity is available,” they said adding the Kutsu water supply scheme had not been made functional.
The sub-district hospital according to the residents was in shambles and lacks proper infrastructure and staff.
The education sector is also in dire-straits as the degree college building is still incomplete even after five years of its inauguration, they added.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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