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Kashmir Economic Alliance offers help to Govt amid heavy snowfall in Kashmir

KEA senior leader Haji Nisar, who was also present, said, “The roads are also closed and the administration is acting like a mute spectator. People are facing immense difficulties.”

Post by on Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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Srinagar, Jan 05: Expressing anguish and worry over non-clearance of snow from city roads by the administration amid heavy snowfall in the valley, Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) has offered to provide machinery and staff to the government for the removal of snow from roads.

In a statement, the Alliance said that the administration has been overwhelmed by the snowfall. “Due to continuous snowfall for the last three days in the valley, inter-district roads in the south and north of the valley, including the city, as well as inner roads have been closed for traffic, and the entire population is trapped in their homes,” the Kashmir Economic Alliance co-chairman Farooq Ahmed Dar said while speaking to the media.

“The administration has been overwhelmed by the snowfall, as a result of which normal life has been derailed. The condition of the city roads is evident and one can imagine how the roads in other districts and remote areas must be.” He added that in many areas, power and water supply has also been cut off, as a result of which people are facing more difficulties.

KEA senior leader Haji Nisar, who was also present, said, “The roads are also closed and the administration is acting like a mute spectator. People are facing immense difficulties.”

Dar alleged that this was the first time that snow was not being removed from the roads as a result of which people were facing difficulties. He said that the Meteorological Department had already predicted heavy snowfall and that the administration did not take it seriously because of which the whole administration was in disarray.

Dar also made an offer to the administration in this regard and said that if the government does not have sufficient staff and machinery to clear the snow, the Kashmir Economic Alliance will deploy machinery and staff for this purpose.

“The contractors already have the heavy machinery, and they can also provide staff, but administrative approval is required. If the administration gives the go-ahead for the offer, the alliance will remove snow around the emergency roads and hospitals.”

Dar said that he had also spoken to the Chief Engineer Mechanical on the telephone in this regard and urged him to put the offer before the Administration.

 


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