Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Jan 8: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) on Friday voluntarily provided machinery to the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to clear snow from emergency roads, so that snow can be removed from sensitive roads on priority basis and transportation can be made possible.
In a statement a KEA spokesman said that the Alliance co-chairman Farooq Ahmad Dar formally presented the machinery to municipal officials in the presence of the SMC Mayor in Srinagar on Friday.
Senior leaders of the alliance Haji Nisar and Central Contractors Coordination Committee Secretary, Arshad Ahmed Bhat were also present on the occasion.
Dar said that the Kashmir Economic Alliance, playing the role of a dynamic civil society to remove snow from sensitive and emergency roads, presented the machinery to the administration as promised.
He said that in this regard the Chief Engineer Mechanical had already been given this offer on telephone.
The Co-Chairman of the Alliance said that the roads of emergency nature especially roads leading to hospitals should be cleared on priority basis. He said that the responsibility of clearing snow on major roads and highways has been maintained so that patients and themed people do not face any difficulties.
He said that the Srinagar Municipal Corporation was still visible on the streets and did what it could despite having less staff. Dar said that in the past, the officers of the concerned departments used to assign work to the contractors on such occasions and the work was done, however, strict guidelines also tied the hands of the officers and the contractors owed money that had not been released for years.