20 years on, Shah Faisal Colony roads await repairs
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, Mar 7: It was way back in early ‘90s that the government got this colony roads in upper Soura macadamized. Around 20 years on, there have been no repairs, the residents complained while lambasting successive regimes of being callous towards the Shah Faisal Colony.
The 18-feet wide colony main road is around a kilometer long. But it’s full of potholes though some remains of the first macadamization are still visible. Pertinently the Shah Faisal Colony road happens to be a key link between Soura and Ellahi Bagh.
Even though the locals have been moving from pillar to post, they are yet to get any respite.
The residents said many high profile people including a former Chief Minister have visited the colony, still the government failed to do anything fruitful.
“In 2007, the then chief minister visited the house of grand Mufti who lives in the area. The condition of this road was no better even at that time. Surprisingly, like his predecessors he too didn't pay attention towards the bad roads,” the residents said.
They said the colony roads were dilapidated despite that fact that many leading doctors and other professionals live there.
Their tale of neglect looks old. “In 1996-97 the then Works Minister visited this place along with the concerned officers and directed the chief engineer R&B for immediate repairs but till now nothing happened,” the locals said.
Some two months back, they said, the concerned Executive Engineer visited the colony and assured that the repairs would be done soon.
Till now his promise too remains a promise.
The irked locals accused the MLA Hazratbal of being callous towards the area.
“In the name of vote bank politics, they neglect the people,” the locals alleged.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Mar 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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