SRINAGAR, January 4: Apni Party leaders and DDC members from Tangmarg and Kunzar on Monday expressed deep concern over the pesky power situation, water scarcity and dilapidated condition of roads across Kashmir division especially in three tehsils of Tangmarg area.
In a joint statement issued here, Mir Tajamul Ishfaq DDC member from Tangamarg and Nazir Ahmad Sheikh DDC member from Kunzar said that though some appreciable agreements on power generation have been signed by the J&K government but the same have long term effect.
They said that such measures cannot deal with the prevailing power crisis and the administration should take some immediate short term measures to mitigate the sufferings of the people who are already suffering from the chilling winter.
“The power supply is playing hide and seek with the people across the Kashmir division especially in Tangmarg, Karhama and Kunzar tehsils where people are suffering immensely for want of hassle free power supply. The inhabitants of these are hardly receiving one to two hours of power supply in unscheduled intervals,” they remarked.
The two leaders of the Apni Party urged the Lt. Governor to take up the power crisis issue with the union government so as to provide some sort of relief to the people of Kashmir who are presently braving a biting cold. “The power supply across the valley needs to be augmented particularly in three tehsils of Tangmarg subdivision,” they demanded.
Decrying the water supply scarcity in these areas, the two leaders remarked that the natives of these three tehsils are immensely suffering from acute shortage of water supply which needs to be addressed on priority.
“Inhabitants of these hugely populated areas especially the womenfolk are facing a woeful situation as they are supposed to fetch the drinking water from far off places to address their daily needs. The government must look into this humanitarian crisis,” they added.
The two leaders also asked the administration to clear the snow from roads connecting these three tehsils and the link roads connecting their adjoining areas. “Most of the roads, especially the connecting links have developed dilapidated conditions. The patients and elderly commuters fear to use these roads to reach their respective places. The public works department should address this grave issue on a fast track basis so as to enable the commuters to use these roads in a hassle free manner,” they demanded.