Jammu and Kashmir National General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar expressed resentment over dilapidated road in the summer capital saying "administrative apathy" has marred various flagship development projects in the city.
"Not just interior roads, the main arterials of the city are also in shambles. The roads of Old City areas are dotted with potholes. The incumbent administration is driven by a laid back attitude. The work on the major projects of the city in particular and the state in general is moving at a snail’s pace for the reasons better known to the administration. There is no accountability on ground. We have already lost much of the working season to administrative ineptitude, indecisiveness and lack of planning," Sagar said in a statement.
"Development in Kashmir is a story of missing deadlines and neglect. Successive governments after 2015 lacked the capability to execute development projects in the state. Governor administration has failed to meet expectations of people vis-à-vis augmentation of basic infrastructure and ensuring all amenities to the people, he said.
“Every pivotal department of the state is telling the grimly tale of ineptitude and inaction. We had pinned high hopes on the governor administration that it will do amends to the wrong committed by former PDP-BJP government but to our dismay ,the governor administration proved no better than its predecessor government. People are yearning for good governance. The fate of various flagship development projects in the Srinagar city in particular and the state in general is marred by administrative apathy," he said.
Expressing concern over the shortage of basic commodities in the old city areas, he said, “It is not just edibles, the unavailability of doctors and other Para medical staff in the local dispensaries is also pushing the hapless poor people to wall. I urge the incumbent administration to ensure all basic and effective amenities to the people. If this is the condition of services in the city, one can gauge the situation elsewhere in the rural and remote hilly areas.”
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