Sheashgari Bagh road in shambles
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Feb 22: The residents of Sheasgari Bagh, Hyderpora have complained that the colony roads are in a bad condition for the past many years adding that the government should pump in some funds for the repairs before the end of this fiscal, which is nearing fast.
“We are facing a lot of inconvenience due to the bad conditions of the main road and by-lanes. The problem is aggravated during rains,” said a delegation of residents adding the problem is compounded by lack of drainage network there.
“Neither the R&B division of PWD nor the works division of SMC has bothered to repair the said road for years despite the fact both the agencies are responsible for maintenance of roads in the City,” the delegation added.
Referring to a past incident of fire in the area, the locals said a house was completely gutted as the firefighters couldn’t reach there in-time due to bad road conditions.
“Last year a house caught fire. Fire brigade was called but by the time they managed driving the bad roads, it was too late to douse the fire,” said a local.
The inhabitants of Mohalla Laloo Sheashgari Bagh said they many a time approached the authorities seeking road repairs but to no avail.
“Sufficient funds stand allotted to these departments for the execution of repairs and maintenance of roads. Why don’t they utilize them in areas like ours well in time, before the closing of financial year?” the locals argued.
Referring to the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah’s reiteration that laxity in utilization of funds won’t be tolerated, they said the concerned agencies shouldn’t delay the road repairs.
The residents said the authorities should also develop a drainage network there.
“Or else our houses may someday collapse due to waterlogging,” the locals feared.
They have appealed the Chief Minister, R&B Minister and the local MLA Irfan Shah to look into the matter at an earliest.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Feb 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:00:00 IST
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