Hawal drainage work fallouts further
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GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Feb 14: The ongoing work on the drain in Hawal area seems to have taken the residents for a ride as the road adjacent to the dug up site is sinking for the past over a fortnight while the officials have failed to act, the locals said.
The residents of Muhammadiya Colony Badamwari in Hawal area are up in arms against the National Building Constructions Corporation (NBCC) saying the project executing agency was doing the work haphazardly.
The residents said they had appealed the NBCC officials to take up the work in a sequential manner. “But they have randomly taken up the work because of which there’s a chaotic scene in the area and we cannot drive our vehicles,” said Manzoor Ahmed a local.
Ahmed said for the past over a fortnight he couldn’t drive out his vehicle as the road has been dug up. “What if there’s an emergency and we need to rush a patient to hospital?” asked the locals led by Molvi Nissar Ahmed Raja.
The Molvi said the “callousness of the NBCC was visible outside his house” where the lane was dug up but pipes weren’t laid properly as a result of which cracks have started to develop in his and other houses in the area.
For now, the residents said most of the land in the nearby area has started to sink leaving deep fissures behind.
“There’s every possibility of disaster as many houses may collapse anytime while the government is sleeping over the issue,” the residents said.
Commenting over the issue, an official said they were trying to get the work done speedily. “It could be because of this that the people find our work haphazard,” he said requesting not to be named.
The official however said the work was going on properly.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 IST
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