Authorities not able to handle few inches of snow: Tarigami
Srinagar, Jan 19: Castigating the administration for its ill-preparedness to receive the expected snowfall, CPI (M) State Secretary M Y Tarigami on Saturday said the tall claims made months ago by the authorities on their alertness have been exposed by the massive power breakdown, road blockades, damaged water supply lines and other difficulties faced by the people.
In a statement issued here Tarigami said that although a heavy snowfall is not something new for the state of Jammu and Kashmir given its climatic condition and topography, but the administration seems resistant to change its rusty work culture despite tall claims being made every year which later prove a prank.
Referring to the massive power breakdown that had plunged the entire valley and Ladakh region into total darkness, Tarigami asked that the administration took more than 24 hours to restore power supplies in some parts of the city even if most of the areas of the city maintained that the power supply has not been restored so far. “Most of the areas in North, South and Central Kashmir are yet to see results of the restorations claims made by the Power Development Department,” he stressed.
The CPI (M) leader wondered that with a few inches of snow the entire administration comes to a grinding halt which is reflective of a dire need for strengthening of disaster preparedness in Jammu and Kashmir. “The snow is yet to be cleared on many roads and a major road network in rural areas across the Valley is yet to see the traffic plying resulting into tremendous inconvenience for the general public,” he said.
In order to meet the challenges of winter vagaries, the higher ups in the administration need to ensure a better coordination between different departments especially those providing essential services. “Though an early weather warning system is in place but in absence of the required resources mobilization, weather alerts do not serve any purpose,” he added.
Tarigami urged the government to ensure that there is no chaos or scarcity of essential commodities including LPG, kerosene, sugar and ration. “The medical services, especially emergency services, should be monitored besides the damaged power distribution lines should be immediately repaired to ensure a better power supply in the state,” he demanded.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM KASHMIR
- Snowfall exposes R&B
- PDP aghast at Govt’s failure to handle snow aftermath
- Authorities not able to handle few inches of snow: Tarigami
- 3 yrs on, innovative minds await awards
- 'Official apathy' hits RMSA in JK
- 2 WOMEN DIE IN BUDGAM
- Nayeem Khan pays tributes to Gaw Kadal martyrs
- Join politics: Tanvir to youth
- JKLF (H) pays tributes to late G N Mir
- Show political maturity: Hurriyat (M) to Indo-Pak
- Consultant doctors welcome new ministers
Potholes Reappear On Valley Roads
Srinagar, Jan 19: The recent snowfall has brought to fore the substandard material used by the Road and Buildings Department and improper techniques adopted for the construction of roads in the Valley More
- Srinagar City
HSHS traders accuse authorities of breach of trust in rehabilitation
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Jan 19: Traders of commercial hub Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) here on Saturday accused the state government of “breach of trust” in their rehabilitation for the proposed construction of flyover More
Commences inspection of schools
ATTACHMENT OF STAFF IN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 19: To have firsthand experience of working in government schools and as part of his initiative to detach staff in education department, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, who is Minister More
- South Asia
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, Jan 19: While stressing the need for de-escalating tensions across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, the speakers at the All Parties Kashmir Conference (APKC) urged the international community to More
Washington, Jan 19: Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away. The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a low-dose X-ray More