Zaina Kadal traders threaten protests
‘Delay in bridge repair, poor power supply affects our business’
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, May 10: The Kashmir Traders Federation Shaher-e-Khaas(KTFS), Zaina Kadal and other adjoining bazaar committees have threatened to stage protests should the government fail to complete soon the old Zaina Kadal bridge repairs, and improve the power supply.
The decision in this regard, as per the KTFS President, Nazir Ahmed Shah, was taken during a high level meeting of the area shopkeepers.
Shah said the repair of Zaina Kadal bridge was on at “snail’s pace” and thereby has affected the business in the area.
“We were told that the work would be completed within three months, but there seems no end to it,” he said.
An engineer associated with the bridge repairs said the work was facing hiccups because the PHE hasn’t shifted a pipeline from there.
Meanwhile the KTFS President said power supply to the area was “terribly poor”.
“We face three evening curtailments a week whereas the tariff has been hiked,” he said.
The meeting by among others was attended by members of the association’s Executive Body including Nissar Ahmed Zargar, Muhammad Yousuf Allaqabandh, Abdul Hamid Buch, Ghulam Muhammad Hakak, Abdul Hameed Hanga, Farooq Ahmed Nehvi and Omar Gani.
The traders appealed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Cabinet Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar to take remedial measures “or else we will be left with no options but to take to streets.”
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 10 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 11 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
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