Shaheen seeks immediate restoration of snow-damaged infra

Excelsior Correspondent

BANIHAL, Jan 17: National Conference District President Ramban, Sajjad Shaheen expressed grave concern over infrastructural damages caused due to heavy-snowfall across the Banihal constituency and in various other parts of the Ramban District, here today.
He said, on the one hand people are suffering, while on the other hand, the PDP-BJP Government has preferred to remain in deep slumber.
“As a consequence of heavy snow, the power and drinking water supply has been badly hit while road connectivity with most of the parts remains disrupted”, Shaheen said while expressing anguish over the un-preparedness of the administration in meeting the winter challenges.
Shaheen said the Government failure is unpardonable as the peoples’ problems have increased manifold during the past few weeks, especially in the wake of disruption in the mobility. The prices of essentials have gone up due to frequent closure of the national highway and supply of rations at the CAPD outlets has suffered adversely.
The District President said the irony of situation is that nobody from the coalition government finds it necessary to visit the area and make the administration responsive. “This is incomprehensible to see the administration inactive”, he said, adding that the insensitive administration seems to be taking sadistic pleasure in the sufferings of the people.
He also sought immediate survey of the damages caused to orchards so that the farmers can be compensated.