Umer Colony ‘B’ Lal Bazar residents decry official apathy

We the residents of Umer Colony ‘B’ Lal Bazar Lane No- 03 near RP school would like to draw the attention of the authorities towards the dilapidated condition of drainage system in our locality. It has been more than a year now that a drain sanctioned under centrally sponsored scheme AMRUT was constructed in our area and executed by R&B. However due to lackadaisical attitude of the concerned department that the drain has not been macadamized and black topped yet thereby causing huge inconvenience to the residents of the area. We have time and again approached the concerned officials of the said department who are refusing to finish the rest of the work by saying that the drain which has been constructed by R&B under AMRUT now belongs to the SMC and rest of the work is to be done by SMC only. When we approached the SMC they put the ball in R&B’s court. Due to this callous approach we are suffering immensely.  Besides school going children of our area and those who go to Masjid early morning and late evening are facing tremendous difficulty as there are huge craters and big pot holes left uncovered which can cause serious injury. Therefore we request the concerned authorities to direct the concerned departments to finish the rest of the work at the earliest.

Residents of Umer Colony ‘B’ Lane No- 03 Lal Bazar’

JKSSB forgets to announce new dates 

In December 2017 JKSSB advertised posts in Jammu and Kashmir Labor and Employment department and the exam was scheduled to be held on 12 April 2018. Due to shutdown on the same day the exam was postponed and the new dates are yet to be announced. Aspirants have been waiting for the past one  year for the new dates.


Don’t leave side portions without macdamization

On the behalf of the people I appeal to R&B department and other departments not to leave the side portions (left and right) of the roads without macdamization as this becomes the reason for dust emanating from almost all the roads across Kashmir.

Muhammad Junaid

Revoke new criteria

We the candidates from Kulgam urge the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board to revoke the  new criteria for the posts of junior assistants. It is typing based post and candidates have been practicing typing for the past so many years to get selected. Earlier the JKSSB used to give 100% weight age to typing. But now the criteria stands changed. It’s sheer injustice with the candidates, who have been working hard to develop this skill.     

Aamir Shafi

Hire dieticians in all hospitals

We the citizens appeal Health department to hire dieticians in all sub district  and other state hospitals in the state. We appeal the department to create posts for dieticians in hospitals so that they can advise the patients about the diet they need. We hope people at the helm will pay heed to our request and do the needful.


Sopore-Kulangam road in shambles

Road from Sopore to Kulangam is in shambles. We request the  concerned authorities to wake up and repair this road at the earliest.


Save us from stray dogs

We the residents of Hydria Colony Arabal near Shalimar are facing lot of inconvenience due to increasing menace of stray dogs. We are experiencing lot of incidents of dog bites and other accidents due to the horror unleashed stray dogs.

We want to bring it into the notice of the authorities that dozens of stray dogs are infected by a type contagious/fungal disease in which these stray dogs loose the hair growth on their skin (fur). The disease is spreading in this area especially at Hydria colony, Arabal at an alarming pace and every dog that comes in contact with the infected dogs also loses its hair growth and the effect goes on to other birds and animals which includes cows, etc.  We fear that the disease will definitely spread over the entire area and effect the population especially children and senior citizens.

We request the authorities to kindly take immediate action to curb this menace before situation takes an ugly turn.

Nisar Ali Mir

Putwari village demands dustbins

We the residents of Putwari village in Handwara request the authorities to place dustbins in our locality. Due to the lack of dustbins in our village, we are suffering a lot due to water and air borne diseases. Also, we don’t have any pits where we can dump the garbage. This leads to people throwing all the waste in water bodies.

We request the Governor’s administration to bestow us with this facility so that a large number of dust borne diseases would get controlled and water bodies are saved from getting polluted.  


Dangling wires pose threat to lives in Sumbal

Dangling electric wires tied with trees and worn-out wooden poles are posing grave threat to the lives of people as well as to their property in Zalpora Sumbal village of Sonawari in Bandipora district. Besides people are facing acute power shortage due to deteriorating transmission infrastructure.

We the residents are living under constant fear due to low lying electric wires tied with trees in our village. These wires have been tied with trees and decaying electric poles. Wires are worn out and fall in a jiffy due to winds.

It is most unfortunate that PDD claims that electricity reaches to all but the fact is that it’s the consumer who pays for electric wires. Whenever  wind blows the electricity system remains affected for weeks together.

The electric lines touch the roofs of houses and trees on roads posing risk to life and property. There have been many incidents of people getting injured after coming to contact with power lines. Despite the repeated pleas concerned authorities have not taken any action so far. It is also unfortunate that the PDD has not delivered bills from past one year. Now the department has sent bills with interests that have shocked us all. We request the Governor’s administration to take a serious note of our suffering and make PDD accountable for its negligence.

Residents of Zalpora Sumbal