Budgam- The residents of Raiyar, Kralpathri, Mujpathri and surrounding villages of Doodhpathri are aghast against the district administration Budgam as the road leading to the tourist destination of Doodhpatri continues to be closed for the sixth day.
The locals told Kashmir Observer that district administration has failed to clear the snow from the Doodhpathri road with the result many tourists were returning back.
"Several tourist vehicles are returning back from Khansahib and surrounding villages as the road leading to Doodhpathri has not been cleared of snow even after almost a week. This clearly exhibits sheer misgovernance and mismanagement on part of local district authorities who make false claims about having cleared snow from all the major roads in Budgam. Doodhpathri is an important road and its closure for six consecutive days should be viewed seriously by LG administration and Chief Secretary " said Shahnawaz Mir PDP leader and constitunecy incharge Khansahib
The Chief Engineer Mechanical Engineering wing had recently sent a Fresia snow cutting machine to Yusmarg and in fact accompanied to the site himself. It is said that the machine has developed some technical snag and got damaged and that is why it could not be sent to Doodhpathri. An official of Mechanical Engineering wing Kashmir told Kashmir Observer that by Friday the snow clearance work would be taken up on Doodhpathri road
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