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Srinagar traders seek Raj Bhawan intervention into ‘messy’ smart city projects’ execution

Ziraat Times News Network

Two girls and a pedestrian fall in Lal Chowk due to mud and filth left from ‘Smart City’ works in the city centre. Innumerable people have been injured due to the mess created by the haphazard and unplanned work being undertaken in the area.

Srinagar, Jan 12: Stating that the “messy execution” of the Smart City Projects has left Srinagar’s commercial hub in a pool of mud and filtyh, Regal Chowk Traders Association (RCTA) has raised concerns over loss of business and road safety.

In a statement to Ziraat Times, the RCTA president Fartan Kitab, while seeking the intervention of the Raj Bhawan, said ‘before the wet spell the entire business hub was a dustbowl and that the wet spell has converted it into pool of mud and slush.’

He said the road was very slippery enough to lead to accidents adding that Traffic Police should pass advisory in this regard.

He said given the dust and slush the shoppers prefer to stay away from the marketplace thereby affecting the business in the entire area since last summers.

He said such development projects are executed across the country but that nowhere is the execution so haphazard and messy.

The RCTA has sought personal intervention of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha into the issue adding that the entire Central Business District was affected duo to improper execution of the works.

“We hope honorable LG comes to the rescue of the trader fraternity through his august intervention.”

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