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Greater Kashmir

Potholed roads
This refers to the dilapidated roads of Kangan constituency where people are suffering immensely for the last three years due to bad condition of roads. The roads are full of potholes and corrugations. We appeal to the Beacon authorities to repair the roads as they come under their purview.
Ashiq Mushtaq Margay
Kangan

Submerged lanes
We, the residents of Rose Lane Colony, Chanapora Srinagar, were more than happy that after our persistent efforts, the government ultimately sanctioned drainage system to the main lane and surface drains to its sub lanes. However, due to bureaucratic intervention, the original plan was tampered with and the contractor pressurized to dig the drains to their (bureaucrats’) sub lanes instead of main lane. Consequently the contractor left the main drain unfinished and without any outlet. This unfinished drain began to function reversely causing severe damages to our houses and leaving lanes submerged about three to four feet in depth. Our school going children have to put off their shoes and walk bare- footed for about 200 meters. We request the concerned quarters to do the needful to get us rid of this problem.
Dr.  A Hussain
Rose Lane Colony, Chanapora, Srinagar

Conduct exam
This refers that the shortlist of candidates in SKIMS-MC Bemina for the post of nursing aids/orderlies which was published in January and the exam date fixed on 22nd January 2014. But due to some unknown reasons, the exam was postponed. We request the concerned authorities to conduct the exam as soon as possible.
Waseem Jan, Pampore
wasaemjan131@gmail.com 

Pattan’s predicament
This refers to the bad condition of road and tunnel that lead to railway station Pattan. The dual combination compels the passengers to use railway tracks to cross the station. The inhabitants of the area particularly children and women also tread railway tracks to reach their destinations. The matter was raised many times with the concerned authorities but no one listened to.
 Now we appeal to the concerned departments to redress the problem and avert any untoward incident.
Advocate Saleem Yousuf,
Pattan, Baramulla

Replace pole
The electricity poles are tilted precariously in our locality ever since the heavy snowfall in the winters this year. One such leaning pole is located on the main road adjacent to the compound wall of Farooq Ahmed Bhat and there is every apprehension that in the event of strong winds or heavy downpour, it may fall and besides damaging the adjoining properties, also result in collapse of overhead cables. The pole needs an immediate replacement to avert the possibility of an accident of catastrophic proportions.
Dr. Ali Muhammad Bhat
Shakeel Ahmad Bhat
Imtiaz Ahmad Bhat
Frooq Ahmad Bhat
Sadrabal, Srinagar

Hold interview
This refers to the unnecessary delay in interviews by the JKSSB that has lead to frustration, stress and anxiety among the aspirants who have qualified type tests for the post of Junior Assistant against various notifications. Since August 2013, the aspirants have been waiting for the interview, but who knows when the authorities will wake up. On the contrary, the written test, shortlisting, interview and selection list for the post of Election Assistant was completed in less than one month keeping in view the government requirement in the forth coming elections. Despite many requests to JKSSB authorities for conducting the interview JA post could not yield anything. The higher-ups are requested to intervene so that our long wait ends.
Aggrieved candidates

Voter cards
This refers to some of the voters of Panchyat halqa Chattergul- C, (Syeed Sahib) of Kangan assembly constituency who are above 50 years of age and still without voter identity cards. The polls are on head and we don’t have cards. BLOs collected photographs many times but no voter cards were issued till date. We request the authorities to issue us voter identity cards before elections.
Abdul Majeed Mir
Sarpanch, Chattergul-C, Kangan Ganderbal

Transformer withheld
We the resident of Nagri Malpora (A) are under complete blackout from last three months due to the damaged and defunct transformer. We have been approaching PDD division Handwara frequently but still no considerable breakthrough. The transformer is lying in the PDD workshop premises for last three months. We are facing a lot of hardships, particularly the students, preparing for different competitive exams. The transformer got damaged thrice in just two months. We appeal concerned Minister and higher officials of PDD to order for the speedy repair of our transformer forthwith so that common people are spared from suffering anymore.
Tawseef Ellahi
Nagri Malpora, Kupwara

Narrow lane
We, the inhabitants of Lane No. 1have problems with a school that has come up amid residential houses in the narrow lane that allows passage of just one vehicle at a time. We had approached Directorate of School Education Srinagar, SMC and Revenue officials that the school would cause inconvenience to the local residents, but nobody paid any heed. We again request concerned authorities to look into the gravity of the matter so that we could feel a sigh of relief.
Inhabitants of Lane No. 1, Arifeen Colony, Srinagar

CM’s constituency
Ganderbal, the CM’s constituency, has gained nothing in by the ‘status’ as the roads are in shambles all over. It is worthwhile to mention that Ganderbal has never been ruled by any other party than NC, barring a few years When Qazi Afzal represented us. We appeal concerned officials and our political representative to get the roads repaired as early as possible so that masses do not face anymore troubles.
 Ashiq Muzaffar,
 Ganderbal

Undue delay
This refers to the continuous negligence being shown by the Kashmir University (Examination wing) towards conduction of exams on time. The ‘special’ treatment is especially given to students pursuing Bachelor of Engineering course from SSM college of Engg. and Tech.
 The students of BE 4th sem and 6th sem of SSM college repeatedly requested the concerned authorities for no further delays in conduction of exams but to no avail.
 The internal exams of the said semesters have already been held 3 and a half months ago. Consequently, we are already lagging a semester behind our counterparts in other colleges.
 We appeal the KU authorities to shun delay and save our careers.
BE 4th, 6th sem students
SSM College of Engg. and Tech.

Transport facility
We, the residents of Kreshbal, Srinagar suffer due to poor transport facility. We have many times requested RTO Srinagar to provide us reliable transport facility but nothing has been done in this regard thus far. Our earnest appeal to the RTO Srinagar is to get us connected to rest of the city through mini bus or Sumo service.
Omer Khan, Kreshbal, Srinagar

Hajin’s hardships
The roads of Hajin have been waterlogged for some time now but government seems in no mood to dewater them. The hospital here is without basic equipments despite having been opened in 1972. The Government Higher Secondary School is without main subjects like economics, psychology and philosophy. We approached to higher ups of the concerned departments but every time we were disappointed. We again appeal to them to redress our problems and spare us from suffering anymore.
Mir Gowher, Hajin Sonawari

Repair bridge
This refers to the dilapidated condition of Chee bridge which connects Chee with Anchidora Islamabad. It becomes difficult for school going children and aged persons to walk through the bridge as utmost care is to be taken while crossing it. We, the residents of Chee village request higher authorities to look into the matter.
Shoieb Shamim Naik
Chee, Islamabad

Garbage menace
This refers to the garbage disposal facility in Pattan, where the littered garbage is a nuisance to one and all. The Municipal Committee has temporarily hired land for dumping town litter, but it can’t be a permanent solution of the problem. Before the entire town turns into a garbage dumping site , the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla and Director Local Bodies are requested to take immediate measures relieve people of Pattan of the agony and the consequential effects thereof.
Bashir Basharat
Ex- Information Officer

Canine terror
We, the people of Gundirehman Ganderbal have been terrorised by the canine attacks in last couple of months. At least a dozen people havebeen bitten by dogs. A young kid died after being bitten by dogs. He was bitten by a dog on April 2 by a rabid dog. In recent months dog population has increased at an alarmed speed.
 We appeal government to take necessary measures to check this menace. Moreover, dog bite victims should be provided free anti-rabies vaccines and other medicines.
Residents of Gundirehman