Is Anybody Listening? | No social distancing in public transport

We, the residents of Bandipora, are facing acute hardships while travelling in public transport. The sumo and auto drivers are randomly carrying passengers without maintaining social distance, due to which there is an apprehension of getting infected by COVID-19. Although, the police are checking the vehicles occasionally in the morning hours and the transporters maintain a little social distance for the time being. But after passing of the morning time, these drivers carry passengers more than the maximum numbers of passengers. Besides, the fare is has been doubled under the pretext of COVID-19. The long routes where the double fare is being charged include, Bandipora to Srinagar, Bandipora to Kupwara, Bandipora to Sopore and vice versa. Short routes include Aragam to Bandipora, Arin to Bandipora, Pathkoot to Bandipora, Aloosa and Malangam to Bandipora and vice versa. Pertinently if a sumo or auto driver does not get a sufficient number of passengers after waiting for some time, he charges double fare to 2 or 3 passengers, under the excuse of social distance. We fervently appeal IG traffic Kashmir, SSP Bandipora and DC Bandipora to look into the matter and take stern action against such transporters who are violating the norms & charging extra fare charges to passengers.

Residents of Bandipora

MCA, MSc students demand change in entrance exam dates

We, the aspirants of PH MCA and MSC(IT),  urge the KU administration to change the date of the entrance examination of MCA PG program, which is scheduled on 20th September 2020 morning session as the date coincides with the MSC(IT) joint entrance exam, which is being conducted by various central universities, so that we may be able to appear in both of the said entrance tests.

Aspirants of PG MCA and MSC(IT) admission.

Repair main roads in Chadura

We, the residents of village Zangibagh, tehsil Bk Pora, Chadura, are facing a lot of problems due to the dilapidated condition of the main road leading to Lal Chowk, Srinagar. The road is full of potholes. As a result, the villagers, especially students of the different schools and colleges, suffer terribly. Even walking on foot at night has become dangerous as people stumble or even fall.

In the circumstances stated above, I request the concerned officials, especially the R&B department, to take immediate steps to repair the damaged road.

Basharat Ahmad

Padgampora residents demand upgradation of high school

We, the residents of tehsil Padgampora, Awantipora of Pulwama, have government higher secondaries three to four kilometres from the main tehsil. As a result, our students have to travel long distances to reach school.

Students from the areas Malangpora, Padgampora, Goripora, Awantipora, have a large number of students who have to go Noorpora which is in tehsil Tral which is 8 kilometres away from this region. So we request the authorities to upgrade our school from High school to Higher Secondary school so that the students don’t face this problem.

Students

Drug abuse in Batamaloo area

We, the residents of New Colony, Batamaloo, Srinagar, want to bring to the notice of police authorities the problem of drug abuse in our area. The residential area of Batamaloo (New Colony) has gained notoriety of turning into a hub for narcotic supply to youngsters & drug addicts. This menace of illegal drug abuse is particularly worrying as this is emerging as a serious problem among the youth. Fear of gang violence and mugging keep frightening the residents. Even at home, we feel insecure because of drug-related break-ins and burglaries. Open dealings on the streets, and inside local houses of the known infamous drug smugglers stir the community’s fears for its children.

We kindly request the concerned authorities to look into the matter & take punitive action against these anti-social elements.

Residents of New Colony, Batamaloo

Arampora, Qanarwari residents facing water shortage

We, the residents of Qamarwari (Arampora) and Sector 1-A S.K Colony, are facing acute shortage of drinking water for the last four days. Our taps remain dry from morning till the evening hours, and it is very difficult for the residents amid COVID 19 Pandemic. We have water supply just for two hours with really low pressure which is not sufficient for our daily use at all. We informed the PHE control room several times, but no action has been taken so far.

We request Chief Engineer (PHE) to direct the authorities concerned to address the growing woes of water shortage in our area.

Residents through Muhammad Shafi Khan Qamarwari

Repair roads in Zoonipora

The roads of our village Zoonipora are in a dilapidated condition which

pose a threat to commuters. We informed the authorities about the issue many times, but they did not pay heed to our grievance. We request the authorities to repair the road to ensure a smooth flow of traffic.

Shahbaz Ahmad

(Resident of Zoonipora, Bomai, Sopore).

Repair defunct street lights in Dalgate

We, the residents of Dalgate, are facing severe problems in the absence of defunct street lights in our area. The area is reeling under darkness. This poses a risk to commuters travelling at night. We now request the authorities to make these street lights functional so that no inconvenience is caused.

Residents

Initiate process to promote teachers

Since the appointment of Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon as the principal secretary school education department, promotions of all cadres have been initiated on war footings. Vacancies of Headmasters, ZEOs, Principals and I/C lectures have been filled to a large extent. Now only a few vacancies are yet to be filled.

But the promotions of Teachers to Masters is yet to see the light of day. Since 2014 even a single promotion list of this cadre hasn’t been issued due to one or the other reasons. The sub judice case of Rets Vs GLTs is still lingering in the honourable high court. There are a large number of posts of masters in Kashmir division which are lying vacant for almost eight years and in the absence of these, the functioning of the department is hampered and the desired results can’t be expected till these vacancies of masters are not filled through promotions at the earliest. Now the worthy principal secretary is requested to initiate the promotions of this cadre.

Rayees Ahmad Kumar Berigam Qazigund