Shaheen conducts extensive tour to snow effected villages in Khari

BANIHAL: National Conference leader and District president Ramban Haji Sajjad Shaheen on Monday conducted an extensive tour to Village Sarachi and Arimarg, Bawa in tehsil Khari and took stock of the situation arisen after a long spell of heavy snowfall during the winter.

He met a large number of people and also addressed party workers meeting in Village Sarachi where no political leader has ever visited during the snowfall.

Expressing grave concern over erratic power supply in far-off areas of the Banihal Assembly constituency due to snapping of electric poles and wires following heavy snowfall that has not been set right for weeks together.

While interacting with the villagers, people complained about the scarcity of drinking water in several villages.

He said the road connectivity to Khari -Mahu Mangit and Banihal -Mangit road is yet to be restored even after two months of snowfall and the delay in clearance of snow from roads has badly impacted the mobility and added to the miseries of the people. He particularly referred to the blockade Khari -Mahu Mangit road, Banihal-Mangit road and Chamalwas-Neel road, saying no serious effort is being made to restore these roads.

Expressing grave concern over the inability of the local administration in clearing the bottlenecks on the construction of Seeran-Sarachi road, the NC District president urged the R&B Department for taking up the construction work on immediate bases.

Shaheen also drew the attention of the Governor led State administration towards deficiencies in education and health sectors and sought immediate filling up of vacant posts as also stocking of adequate quantity of medicines in the health institutions.
He said complaints about defunct utility services have also been received from Khari-Trigam, Mahoo-Mangit, Pogal-Paristan, Sumar, Sarachi, Bajmasta, Chaka, Sarbagni, Bingara, Kumbla, Maligam, Arimarg, Buzla Senabati and Tanka.

Later Shaheen also went to village Arimarg, Bawa where two persons had died and other three injured due to the hitting of stones and landslide on Mahu road near Arimarg and offered condolences with the bereaved families and expressed solidarity with them.

He has urged upon the Governor and the District administration to sanction Ex-gratia relief in favour of the NoKs of the deceased and provide best possible and free medical treatment to the injured.

Tehsil president Khari Gulam Hassan Naik, Block president Khari Mohamed Ashraf Naik, block president Pogal-Paristan Riyaz Ahmed Mir, block secretary Khari Farooq Ahmed Goth, Block vice presidents Jalal ud Din, Mohamed Anwar Naik, Mohamed Shafi Naik, Youth leaders Tariq Ahmed Dar, Parvez Ahmed Manhas, Bilal Ahmed, Gulam Nabi and others accompanied the leader.


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