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Several public parks in Pampore in shambles

Post by on Monday, July 25, 2022

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Pulwama, July 24: Several Public parks at Saffron town Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district are in shambles for past many years.
Local residents informed Rising Kashmir that around eight public parks at different locations in Pampore are in ruins.
They said that four such parks are situated in Tulbagh locality of the town.
Ghulam Qadir Bhat, an aged resident of Tulbagh, said that no attention was paid by Muncipal Committee Pampore (MCP) for maintenance of these recreational points.
“These give the look of ghost habitations growing many species of wild grass, predominantly nettle,” he said.
He added that the parks were walled by authorities from another department but MCP caused their ruining.
“ The parks are now used for dumping waste,” he said, adding that in one park mounds of rubble could be seen.
He added that they approached authorities a number of times for renovating them but to no avail.
“ We were told that revocation will be carried out next year but that didn’t happen till date,” he said.
Another resident Bilal Ahmad Bhat told that PNB park Drangbal, Chaar Yaar park Frestabal, Kadlabal park and public park near MCP office need repair and renovation.
Another resident, Shahid Ahmad of Tulbagh, said that they moved from pillar to post pleading before authorities for developing them so that residents can visit them for recreation and amusement.
“ The parks should be properly walled,” he said.
He said MCP should take strict action against those who dump debris and other waste in these parks.
Executive Officer, MC Pampore, Mohammed Iqbal, said that they have submitted a praposal for developing three public parks in Tulbagh .
“ The proposal may get approved by August of this year,” he said.
He also told residents living in the vicinity of these parks for supporting them in maintaining cleanliness.
“ The residents throw waste and other materials in these parks, the residents must have a civic sense,” he said, adding a sanitation drive will be launched soon.

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