Travelling in Srinagar tortuous affair: Karra


SRINAGAR: Expressing disappointment over the escalating traffic mismanagement in Srinagar and other towns, senior PDP leader and Member Parliament, Tariq Hameed Karra Monday said travel on city roads has become a tortuous affair as a callous state government seems to be unconcerned about the miserable plight of the people.

“Getting stuck up in traffic snarls on almost all the city roads and intra-district junctions has become a routine affair as an inept state government couldn’t address the issue during the past 6 years of its disastrous rule,” Karra said in a statement issued here.

He said it is ironic that even during the holy month of Ramadhan when people want to get to their homes before Iftaar, they have to spend hours together in frustrating traffic snarls.

“Paradoxically, having done absolutely nothing on the vital issue of rapid transport system for the Srinagar city during the past 6 years, the clumsy NC-Congress coalition government started work on the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover towards the end of its tenure only to befool the masses,” Karra said and added that instead of rushing for cosmetic measures, the state government should have built upon the developmental agenda of the PDP-led coalition government that had ensured a massive turnaround on the ground in just 3 years of its rule.

Referring to the dismal drinking water supply, Karra said the whole Valley in general and the Srinagar city in particular is facing a massive drinking water crisis with the PHE Department having failed to address the problem.

Karra said with the Chief Minister holidaying in Europe for the past so many days, the state and its hapless inhabitants have been left at the mercy of the God. “People are now waiting for the Assembly elections to get rid of this Government,” he said.

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