District Admin Kulgam, Anantnag yet to clear snow from vital roads

Aman Malik

Anantnag, Feb 1: The intra-district vehicular connectivity in several south Kashmir areas remained affected for the second consecutive day Friday.
“The District administration has failed to clear snow from interior and link roads ,which reflects the deep slumber of Kulgam administration,” Social worker Adv Ab. Rahman Tantary said.
Residents of several villages of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district including Kund Valley, Brinal Lamer, Keewa Malik Abad, Y K Pora Nagres, Churath, Devsar, Sopat, Panzath, Nussu,Chowgam, Damahal Hanjipora, Qazigund, Badijalan, Katrasoo, Shalipora and Malwan Banimulla complained that the district administration has failed to clear snow from main roads. This has badly affected movement of vehicles and pedestrians.
“Instead of snow clearance machines, tractors were used for clearance of snow at most of the places, leading to more problems. The tractors cleared little snow and instead left behind slippery patches, leading to accidents,” said Tantary.
Though power supply in Kulgam town has been restored, most of the villages in the district are reeling under darkness for the past three days. Scores of areas are also suffering from water scarcity.
Reports from Anantnag district said that link roads in many villages remained cut-off. These include Kokernag areas like Ahlan, Gadole, Gawran, Mathindoo, Nowbug, Kharpora, Keherpora, Shitura, Narsanger, Nagam, Rein-Arther, Draway, Dessu, Chartanzi, Sundbrari, Zalangam, Adigam, Irkmoo, Watnar, Naropora, Kandiwara, Hayatpora and Anderwan.
From Dooru and Verinag areas several link roads remained cut off.
Various interior roads in south Kashmir also remained under snow, causing huge inconvenience to the people.