Power supply erratic, drinking water scarce, roads dilapidated: Apni Party

Apni Party leaders and District Development Council (DDC) members from Tangmarg and Kunzer Monday expressed concern over the “pesky” power situation, water scarcity and dilapidated condition of the roads across Kashmir division especially in three tehsils of Tangmarg area.

In a joint statement issued here, DDC members from Tangmarg and Kunzer said, “The power supply is playing hide and seek with the people across Kashmir division especially in Tangmarg, Karhama and Kunzar tehsils where people are suffering immensely for want of hassle-free power supply. The inhabitants of these areas are hardly receiving one to two hours of power supply in unscheduled intervals.”

The statement quoted the two DDC members as urging the Lt Governor ManojSinha to take up the power crisis issue with the union government to provide some sort of relief to the people of Kashmir who were presently braving a biting cold.

“The power supply across the valley needs to be augmented particularly in three tehsils of Tangmarg subdivision,” they said in the statement.

They also decried the water supply scarcity in these areas and called for addressing it on priority.

“Inhabitants of these hugely populated areas especially the womenfolk are facing a woeful situation as they are supposed to fetch the drinking water from far off places to address their daily needs. The government must look into this humanitarian crisis,” they said in the statement.

The Apni Party statement quoted the two DDC members as saying that the administration should clear the snow from roads connecting these three tehsils and the link roads connecting their adjoining areas.  “Most of the roads, especially the connecting links are in a dilapidated condition. The patients and elderly commuters fear to use these roads to reach their respective destinations. The Public Works Department should address this grave issue on a fast-track basis to enable the commuters to use these roads in a hassle-free manner,” they said in the statement.