National Conference general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Tuesday expressed dismay over "slow pace" of developments works in Downtown.
In a statement NC spokesperson said Sagar who toured Downtown here was apprised by people about lack of basic civic amenities in Downtown. "People are suffering due to pesky power supply and unavailability of other essential items particularly sugar. It is the prime duty of governor administration to ensure people all basic and effective amenities," he said.
Sagar was apprised by people that some areas in Downtown have turned into cesspool and most of the lanes, during recent snowfall had inundated with stinky waters. "The former BJP-PDP regime had failed to maintain proper lanes, drainage system and street lighting in the old city areas. The problems have been compounded by the laid back attitude of the present governor administration which is more interested in PR spree," he said.
Expressing dismay over speed of work on development projects, he said that "there has been inordinate delay in various projects of the city." "The authorities are least bothered by the mounting woes of the people of old city of Srinagar. There is no accountability on ground," he said.
'What good was done in the Omar Abdullah led government was put into an abyss by the former BJP-PDP led government. We had pinned high hopes on governor administration that it will make amends to the wrong policies of BJP-PDP dispensation. However we stand dejected with the way governor administration has shut its eyes and ears to the mounting woes of people in the old city of Srinagar," Sagar added.