Nadir Gund residents protest, demand drainage system | KNO

Nadir Gund residents protest, demand drainage system | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, November 16 (KNO) : Inhabitants of Nadir Gund locality of Hyderpora on Friday staged a protest against the authorities for failing to provide batter drainage facilities to them. The residents lamented the lack of drainage system and macadamized roads in the area, besides other civic amenities like street lights and dustbins.To protest against the administration, the residents of Nadir Gund Mohalla blocked the Srinagar International road for hours at Peer Bagh.Residents complained that despite being close to Airport road and surrounded by localities with all facilities, the area lacks all basic amenities. Meharaj-ud-din Bhat, a local resident, said that the residents of Nadir Gund locality are living in “prehistoric times”, especially when it comes to drainage and roads. “Due to the poor drainage and improper roads we feel that we belong to some far-flung area,” Bhat said. According to KNO correspondent, he said that new colonies surrounding Nadir Gund are being provided all facilities including proper drainage system, streetlights, macadamized lanes and dust bins. “Even all drainage water from these colonies is ejected into our locality, why are we being ignored. We always sacrificed, yet we are being victimized,” he lamented. “Water logging is the major issue in the area. It creates flood like situations on the dilapidated roads,” another resident Abdul Majeed said. He said that the problems have compelled some of the inhabitants to sell their inherited properties and move out to other localities, “since we have been ignored by successive governments”. The residents claimed that a 1.25 Km drainage project has been sanctioned under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) drainage project but there are no signs of implementation of the scheme on ground yet. They roads in the locality are water logged after last week’s snowfall causing immense problems to the residents.“Irony is that the area is sandwiched between posh colonies and the drainage water from all these colonies is being drained into the agriculture land as well as nearby wetland area,” residents said. “As soon as the drainage will be completed we will mend the roads, although we could have had macadamized the road but that would have been of no worth since the SMC drainage work is not complete yet,” Shah said.(KNO)