Jammu, June 23: Expressing his grave concern over the loss of property and government infrastructure, especially, on highways in the rains and snow that caused havoc during the last two days, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) J&K executive member Raman Suri Thursday urged the government to immediately press men and machinery of concern departments into service and restore the national highway for smooth flow of traffic besides assess the losses suffered by people and compensate them accordingly.
He also asked all the insurance companies to press their surveyors into action and immediately settle claims of truckers, who have suffered maximum loss on highways at Jammu-Srinagar links and on Mughal road. Landslides at many places have swept away trucks and cars and also caused excessive damages to the people. These people, he said, need to be compensated at the earliest. At several places the Kashmir floods have created havoc and all the concerned departments must be asked to immediately restore all the services so that people could get back to their normal routines.
Appreciating the Government for its prompt action in closing schools and saving the lives of tourists, Raman Suri said that a number of trucks carrying langar items for Amarnath Yatra are stuck on the highway and need to be provided with passage after restoration of the road network. Those stranded must be helped by all means, he said, adding that as the weather has now improved, the restoration work must be expedited.
Raman Suri lauded the prompt action of the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, whose jawans and officers saved many lives at Sinthan Pass, Tral, Zojila, Bandipora and many places in Rajouri and Poonch where even the truckers have been provided with minimum required facilities including shelter.
He appreciated the Ramban administration for coming to the rescue of the truckers who have been made to stay at schools and other buildings during this time of crisis.
Andrabi visits Chadoora to assess the damage caused by flash floods in Doodhganga Nallah
Locals fear further soil-sliding along the banks of the Nallah, and demand the building of an embankment protection
Srinagar, June 23: Apni Party (AP) Media Advisor Farooq Andrabi Thursday visited the localities wherein flash floods in Doodhganga Nallah have caused damage to the banks of the Nallah in central Kashmir’s Chadoora area.
A statement from the party said that he was accompanied by the APs youth leader and Chairman Municipal Committee, Chadoora, Syed Fahad Andrabi.
The Chairman Municipal Committee was leading a team of officials from the Municipality and Irrigation & Flood Control Department.
According to the statement, the team assessed the damage caused by the flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall on Wednesday.
They met the residents, who informed Andrabi and the officials that the damage caused to a portion of the Nallah Doodhganga has posed a great threat to the nearby houses and buildings.
The inhabitants informed the delegation that the damage to the banks of the Nallah has mainly posed a threat to the residential houses at Al-murshid Colony, Grattabal, and Ali Pora, as well as the bus stand, the town hall building, and an under-construction college structure.
They demanded immediate construction of a concrete bund at vulnerable places along the Nallah.