Nowshera crave for basic amenities

A dilapidated link road.
A dilapidated link road. File: Aman Farooq/ GK

Srinagar, July 16: Lack of basic utilities at Nowshera and its adjoining areas is taking a heavy toll on inhabitants.

The locals complained that the government isn’t doing anything about the state of the roads and drainage system at Nowshera and its neighbouring localities. A delegation of inhabitants from Mir Bagh, Kabir Abad, Rather Mohalla, Makhdoom Pora, Nalabal in Nowshehra area of Srinagar city said that they have been running from pillar to post but their basic grievances are not addressed.

“Last year the macadamised road around Nalabal, Rather Mohalla was dug for laying of cemented drainage pipes. After the work was done we were assured that the previous position of the road would be restored by laying macadam. However, almost one year has passed neither the blacktopping has been laid nor have drainage pipes been connected to the main outlet. Our roads are full of potholes and we are facing hardships due to the same” said a resident of Nowshehra.

Additionally, the locals pleaded with the authorities to repair the area's drainage system. They said that the freshly installed drainage pipes have not yet been properly linked, causing drainage concerns in the neighbourhood. The homeowners complained that despite numerous letters to the authorities, their complaints had not yet been resolved. The locals urged the government to look into the situation and respond appropriately

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