After macadamisation, interior roads dug up at Dalgate

Srinagar, Dec 27: Lack of coordination among various departments is causing huge loss to the state exchequer and inconvenience to the people in the summer capital. Its glaring example is construction of a drainage system after macadamisation in tourist hub Dalgate here. 
 Few months ago, the Roads and Buildings department macadamized interior roads in main Dalgate market. However, people were surprised when excavators dug up these roads on Thursday to lay pipes for carrying sewage of the area.
 “Notwithstanding government claims, there is no coordination between departments. If the authorities planned to construct drainage system here, they should not have undertaken macadamisation. This has spoiled the newly macadamized roads and caused immense inconvenience to us in this harsh winter conditions,” the aggrieved inhabitants said.    
 The residents also raised eyebrows over construction of the new drainage. “We already have drains in the area and there was no need for underground drainage system. In case the new drains are choked, it will be difficult to restore them,” the inhabitants said.
 They further said the pipes laid in deep in ground are not being connected properly. “Most of the pipes are broken. They are being laid haphazardly and connected without cementing. We urge the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to look into the matter,” they added.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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