Bemina residents aghast at delay in implementation of CM’s directions

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Srinagar—Bemina Development and Welfare Forum (BDWF) has expressed strong dismay over inordinate delay in implementation of chief minister’s (CM) directions by the district administration Budgam and other concerned departments.

A delegation of BDWF told this newspaper that the members of the Forum had presented a list of demands to the CM at a public meeting in Budgam on 8th of October, 2017.

“The chief minister had issued on the spot directions to the concerned officials present in the meeting. However, more than a month has passed, but unfortunately not a single demand has been taken care of,” said Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, heading the delegation.

The delegation said that they had demanded robust drainage network from Hyderia Colony to Hamdania Colony, construction of lavatory blocks/toilets under SBM, installation of street lights by SMC, upgradation of PHC Khomeini Chowk and an ambulance, a well-maintained public park and playfield, upgradation of Govt High School to higher secondary level, ration store and a school in Rakh Arath colony, repair of power transmission lines in Dargund and Dansoosa areas.

“Bemina Khomeini Chowk is a forgotten neighbourhood of Srinagar. The forlorn area, comprising many small villages and ghettos, has a population of over 15000, but the area has been completely ignored by the government authorities and political representative which is quite evident from dilapidated roads, poor power infrastructure, lack of proper drainage system, shoddy healthcare service, poor educational infrastructure,” the delegation said.

They alleged that the district administration Budgam has turned a blind eye towards the area.

“For the district administration Budgam, Bemina is on another planet. They seem to be least bothered about the problems faced by the people in the area. They only make false promises and employ dilly dallying tactics,” added the delegation.

The delegation sought personal intervention of the chief minister to redress the grievances in a time bound manner.

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