Srinagar, Jan 6: President Jammu Kashmir Bachao Tehreek and former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil voiced concern over the massive damage caused due to the heavy snowfall across the valley especially in Rafiabad Barmaulla. Vakil Said, Kashmir Valley, especially Rafiabad is without electricity from the last two days and even hospitals are without power supply but Govt have failed to take precautions measures.
In a statement, Vakil’s said the snowfall has crippled the normal life of people due to blockade of roads. He said the expected snowfall damaged fruit trees causing anxiety among apple growers due to immense damage to trees whose branches have shattered which would affect definitely the apple production in future.
Vakil said while the snowfall plunged the whole Valley into darkness and snapped water, power supply and other basic amenities of life. No power schedule is being followed on ground and those living in rural and far flung areas are facing worst power crisis. Authorities have failed to restore electricity especially in Rafiabad, Sopore and other Villages of District Baramulla.
He stressed upon the governor to intervene for immediate assessment and adequate compensation of losses of fruit orchards and to take effective measure to restore the basic essentials commodities and road clearance so that people do not suffer.
Vakil further expressed deep anguish and shock over the death of five members of a Tanghdar family due to asphyxiation at Bemina on Saturday. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family who lost their dear ones tragically. I appeal the administration to extend all possible help besides demanded immediate ex-gratia relief for the bereaved family.