The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday said the administration has ‘miserably failed’ in its duty while coping up with weather vagaries across Kashmir following the snowfall.
In a statement the Party’s Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said “Local administration has miserably failed to restore water, electricity and roads links across Kashmir on the third consecutive day after snowfall causing predicament to the people on multiple accounts. People are travelling miles by foot to get necessary household merchandise and fetch their ailing family members to hospitals in far-flung areas. The piled up snow, inundated localities, power-outages, water shortage and unavailability of necessary edibles reveals how successful the divisional administration has been in its response to the snowfall aftermath. The administration’s claim on swinging its men and machinery into action to deal with the post snowfall restoration and relief work stand deflated in view of the blocked roads, and absence of basic civil amenities including power, water and other edibles. The situation in district hospitals is equally appalling; the absence of medics and associated staff at primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare centers is taking a toll on patients,” he said.
In another statement the party impressed upon the Divisional administration to expedite its response to the problems which have surfaced in wake of heavy snowfall in south Kashmir Districts. Member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi impressed upon the administration to clear all the major arterials and inter district roads in South Kashmir Districts on priority basis.