Restore connectivity to snowbound areas of north Kashmir, Chenab region: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference, President Farooq Abdullah on Friday sought immediate clearance of snow from different roads to remote areas of north Kashmir, saying the disruption of connectivity has put the local people in duress.

While expressing concern over the difficulties faced by people of remote hamlets of north Kashmir, Abdullah said major roads connecting Dawar, Kanzalwun, Keran, Karna, Gurez and Jumgund to their district headquarters have not been cleared of snow yet.

He said people living in these areas were going through immense difficulties. “Dearth of necessary items, including medicines and ration is also severely felt in all those area. The students, elderly and patients are in particular at the receiving end due to the blockage of roads connecting these far-flung areas to district headquarters,” Abdullah said.

He said the health centers in these areas were bereft of required paramedical staff and medicines.

“The situation is no different in the snow bound region of Chenab region where access to all upper hamlets is yet to be restored,” Abdullah said. “No satisfactory measures are being undertaken to clear snow from roads connecting far-flung areas with their respective district headquarters.”

Abdullah said resumption of the connectivity was the main issue which should be tackled on the priority basis.