Srinagar Jan 7: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has failed to clear the snow from roads for last four days, causing huge inconveniences to the people.
Kashmir witnessed season’s major snowfall on Sunday and it threw life out of gear.
The slow response from Srinagar Municipal Corporation to clear snow from roads from last four days has drawn flak from the people.
People of Srinagar are aghast over SMC as the snow has not been cleared from main roads not to talk of interiors.
“Even main road has not been cleared properly, don’t talk about interior roads. There is totally mess and failure of the authorities,” Mohammad Sharief, a resident of Lal Bazaar said.
“The interior roads at Karan Nagar are still covered with snow. No one has come here to clear the snow,” said Asma Jan, a college girl student.
She said they are stuck inside their homes as they are not able to take their vehicles out.
The roads leading to SKIMS Soura, Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla, JVC Bemina have not been cleared properly.
In Old City Srinagar, the roads at Khanyar, Nowhatta are full of slush and water.
“No one came here to clear snow from interior roads here. It is the first time I am seeing the administration very lackadaisical in its approach,” said Mehak Jan, a house wife.
Locals termed the assurances given by the government regarding the early restoration of electricity and clearing of roads as baseless.
“People have been suffering terribly due to the absence of electricity. Roads have not been cleared yet,” said Mohammad Amin, a resident of Nishat. The non-clearance of snow has also led to disruption in supplies of commodities like vegetables, milk and other essentials. There was also a thin attendance of employees in government and private offices for last four days as they could not reach to their offices due to accumulation of snow. Very less traffic was plying on the roads.
An official said authorities have pulled up SMC officials for failing to clear snow from the roads. (KINS)