National Conference today decried lack of basic amenities in Downtown area here.
NC spokesperson in a statement said during a visit to Downtown, NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar was briefed by people about their problems. “There is no accountability on ground; the fate of the vital projects which were initiated during the NC led government has been put into a limbo. Not even a single penny is being spent on the up gradation of road infrastructure in the Shaher-e-Khaas areas,” Sagar said.
“Srinagar has conventionally suffered on development front whenever NC has not been in power. We are aware of the development needs of the city. Srinagar city is the face of our state, however unfortunately the former BJP-PDP government didn’t rise up to the demands of the historical city. Nevertheless, when in power the party will come up with a comprehensive plan for the all round development of the city and its people,” he said.
“The district administration and concerned agencies have miserably failed to upkeep the community halls, parks and other vital infrastructure of public importance in the historical city,” he said.
“Nowadays a drizzle of rain inundates the city hence deflating the tall claims of governor administration on the development of Srinagar. People have acquainted me about the shortage of drinking water in the Shahr-e-Khaas. The people aggravated due to the absolute shortage of drinking water. The taps in the Old City of Srinagar are running dry. People are facing many problems due to the water shortage. The females in particular are finding it difficult to run their kitchen due to shortage of drinking water. I urge the district administration to ensure steady supply in the Shahar e Khas areas of Srinagar,” he said.