PDP concerned at loss of property in Chenab Valley

Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party has expressed serious concern over the huge loss to the public and government property due to incessant rains across Chenab Valley.

In a statement, issued here today, the party senior leader and Member Legislative Council Firdous Tak said that the rains have wreck havoc across the state but the Chenab Valley has faced the brunt in particular. “As per the reports pouring in from various areas dozens of buildings have suffered partial to total damage while thousands of kanals of land have also washed away due to rains and cloudburst at certain places”, he said adding that the situation is grim due to the deteriorating condition of Batote-Kishtwar National Highway and interior roads in the region.

The region had suffered huge loss in the winter, this year, and subsequent rains in March-April. “This time the situation has turned alarming as at some of the villages chances of landslides and sinking have increased many folds”, he said adding, “There is urgent need of collective and effective response to the exigency and all the government departments shall work in coordination to provide immediate relief to the affected”.

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