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Untimely snowfall: Trade body rues failure of administration

Untimely snowfall: Trade body rues failure of administration
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Srinagar: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan Sunday said that the administration failed miserably as valley witnessed a few inches of snowfall on Saturday. He said that the valley witnessed poorest-ever civic amenities being provided to the people.

Kashmir in general and summer capital of Srinagar in particular are reeling under administrative chaos.

In a statement, Khan said while the government enjoys life in warmth of Jammu, snow bound Kashmir has been left to fend for itself as administration is failing to provide even basic amenities.

He said the Power Development Department has taken the entire Kashmir hostage as power outage has made lives of people miserable.

While the snow clearance was never done properly even the city, the plight of people elsewhere can only be imagined.

Khan said, although a heavy snowfall is not something new to the state given its climatic conditions and topography, the administration seems resisting change in its rusty work culture.

He said after snowfall, water logging has emerged as the new crises in the Valley. “Even the commercial hub of Lal Chowk, Regal chowk and adjoining areas are flooded as a result of which business has come to a grinding halt then to talk of life in market places in towns or elsewhere, which are worst hit,” Khan said, in the statement.

The KEA said as if this all was not enough traffic jams have a proved last nail in the coffin of the administrative inability. “Traffic mess has festered and people remain stranded for hours,” said Khan.

He said the “systematic collapse of the administration seems to be part of some game plan to keep the people of Kashmir in pain.”

“There is no administration but only a systematic and well defined arrangement of revenge with the already victimised people of Kashmir while business fraternity is facing the brunt,” he said.

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