Lack of momentum hits various projects in Srinagar: NC

The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday decried what it termed as inaction on the up gradation, maintenance and improvement of basic civic amenities being provided to urban populace of Srinagar.

‘Smart city’ is suffering from government indifference. The city infra-projects has seen no momentum over the past years as the incumbent administration has failed to keep up with the momentum of work initiated by the NC led government, said Party general Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar in a statement. “There is lack of momentum of various projects in Srinagar,” he said addressing a delegation of prominent businessmen and traders from Srinagar here at Party headquarters here.

“The visiting delegation apprised the party general secretary about lack of pace on various ongoing projects in Srinagar. They also brought the poor state of affairs ailing the health sector, government indifference towards GMC hospitals,” the statement said.

“They said the situation in PHC/CHC, District TB centers, urban health centers, evening clinics, mobile medical aid centers, and other sub-centers was not satisfactory.  They said the health institutions under directorate of health services in Srinagar have seen no up gradation and improvement in their physical infrastructure since 2015,” they said.

The visiting delegation also rued the failure of government and concerned agencies on carrying out a comprehensive fire audit of all major shrines in Srinagar.

Meanwhile party central secretary and former MLA Irfan Shah carried a detailed tour of Batamaloo constituency. On the occasion, the locals apprised him about various issues concerning them in particular the poor condition of roads, shortage of water and scant presence of public transport.