Admin failed to live up to its obligations: NC

National Conference (NC) leaders Monday said the administration had failed to live up to its obligations following the recent snowfall across Kashmir.

In a joint statement issued here, senior NC leaders Mubarak Gul, ShameemaFirdous, Irfan Shah, Ali Muhammad Dar and Bashir Veeri said, “The inter-district commute remains affected by the heavy snowfall in wake of the administration’s failure to live up to its obligations. In wake of the closure of main arterials, people living in rural and far-flung areas are finding it difficult to get their patients to hospitals.”

The statement said that they urged upon the administration to ensure road connectivity across Kashmir including Shahar-e-Khas areas of Srinagar and city suburbs.

The NC leaders also impressed upon the administration to ensure price stability of various food items across Srinagar district and sought restoration of electric supply and dewatering of low-lying areas on an immediate basis.

“Ideally the administration should have established control rooms at the onset of winter season and come up with a joint inter-departmental plan to deal with the weather vagaries during the ongoing winter months but to our dismay the administration failed to work in this direction,” they said in the statement.

“Every time it snows, there is a complete breakdown across Kashmir. Shortage of drinking water, power outages and non-availability of essentials like LPG, vegetables and other food items becomes the order of the day. Complicating the unforeseen problems is the closure of main roads and inner alleys. Even though Srinagar city center received a few inches of snowfall, it has become a cesspool,” they said and urged the divisional administration to mitigate the issues faced by the people.