Co-operative Colony makes blacktopping hat-trick
Srinagar, Sept 2: At a time when several colonies in the City have been craving for years to get lanes and by-lanes macadamized, this posh colony in the Hyderpora suburb has been macadamized for the third time in a few years.
Call it Babu influence or luck by chance but the Co-Operative streets at Pir Bagh have been blacktopped again. The previous time it was done was in 2008 when prior to the marriage
ceremony of a close relative of a senior official, the streets were blacktopped overnight.
The development has drawn flak from residents of adjoining colonies who say their streets are yet to get even the first coat of macadamization since the colonies were established over a decade ago.
“Link to our colony resembles a village road full of potholes as it is yet to be macadamized,” complained a delegation from the adjoining colonies like Omar Abad, Sir Syed Avenue and Millatabad.
The Alamdar Colony Welfare Committee said the government should have macadamized the road link connecting Rawal Pora with Pir Bagh via canal, than “over benefiting co-operative colony.
“This is sheer injustice with the common man,” the residents of Alamdar Colony said.
Commenting over the issue, Chief Engineer R&B said the matter would be looked into as to how come Co-Operative Colony streets would be blacktopped again and again.
“I’ll have to look into the matter,” the Chief Engineer told Greater Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the complainants appealed the Chief Engineer to get their colony streets macadamized.
Even though this portion of the road was smooth due to the previous blacktopping, still another coat was laid as entire colony was recently macadamized (Aman Farooq/GK)
Lastupdate on : Thu, 2 Sep 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 2 Sep 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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