'Can't clear 1800-km motorable lanes manually': SMC Mayor reiterates demand for snow-clearance machines

File Photo of Junaid Mattu

The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), which faced criticism for failing to clear roads in the city from the recent heavy snowfall, Monday, said that the city had a motorable lane network of over 1,800 kilometres with the Mayor SMC wondering if the road length could be cleared manually in absence of snow clearance machines.

As per the Twitter page of Office of Mayor of Srinagar, the SMC GIS team had measured the total lane network in Srinagar as 2,111.88 km of which 1773.34895 km accounting for ninety percent were motorable while the remaining lane length of 338.54995 km was non-motorable.

SMC Mayor Junaid Mattu while sharing the figures reiterated his demand of snow clearing machines for the corporation wondering if the motorable portion of the lanes could be cleared manually.

“Those who wonder why SMC needs snow clearance machines! For 1800 kilometers of motorable LANES in our snow-clearance jurisdiction. Would be really interested to know how 1800 kms of lanes can be cleared of snow manually,” Mattu wrote.