Shah Faesal calls upon GoI to sort out NH, Mughal road mess
Srinagar: President J&K Peoples Movement, Dr Shah Faesal has asked Government of India to “immediately attend to the mess on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and Mughal road which is causing immense hardships to people”.
“NH has never remained disrupted like this and it seems that ongoing road-widening process is either not in sync with the local geographical requirements or advanced road building technologies are not being used,” Faesal said.
He said it was “unfortunate that travelling on NH has become a nightmare for the ordinary people”.
“If Government doesn’t think that this state is important then it’s better to let go of the state,” he added.
Faesal said that passengers were scared of travelling on the road and cattle and poultry that is being transported were dying of starvation due to long unexpected halting time.
“Vegetables and fruits are rotting. This is not done,” he added while speaking to a delegation of passengers who had come to meet him at Srinagar party office.
“Similar is the case with Mughal road. People have to wait for hours to cross the security check point at Poshana. A small intervention like giving additional staff at the check point and arranging for toilets etc would reduce the inconvenience to passengers,” he said.
Faesal said that the Kishtwar-Jammu and Srinagar-Kargil roads also were not motorable and the government has no idea of the magnitude of crisis”.
He urged upon the government to constitute a Committee of Secretaries for supervising the restoration effort in a time bound manner.
“If the Government can’t ensure inter-provincial road connectivity even, not to speak of devastated district roads and inner links, we are better off without such a government,” he said.