Srinagar: Senior leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) , DDC member and Co-Incharge of State Coordination Committee, Mehraj Malik on Tuesday criticized the government for “ failure to ensure transparency and accountability in road construction projects in Jammu and Kashmir.”
The party termed dilapidated condition of roads within months and a couple of years of construction as sign of failure and bad quality work.
In a press statement Mehraj said that surface transportation is having more vital importance in Jammu and Kashmir as the are is hilly in topography and only surface transportation is mean of inter-district connectivity in most of the areas amid absence of railway lines and airport facilities in seventy percent of the districts.
"Roads in hilly regions are the only source of connectivity and their good condition is pivotal not only to ensure proper connectivity but also for preventing accidents which take place due to bad road conditions," AAP leader said.
He further said that condition of road network is unsatisfactory in hilly districts of Jammu and Kashmir and especially in Chenab valley and Pir Panjal region of Jammu province where hundreds of roads are lying incomplete since years.