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J&K needs complete revamping of road infrastructure: JKAP

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SRINAGAR : Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) senior leader and former minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Friday censured the government’s laidback approach in revamping the road infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, Mir said that starting from the decrepit condition of National Highway connecting Kashmir with rest of the country, almost all the major and link roads in both the divisions of J&K are posing unimaginable inconvenience to the commuters.

“Be it urban or rural areas, the condition of roads in Jammu and Kashmir are barely motorable and reflect a lackadaisical attitude of the authorities who seem to be least bothered about the plight of people,” the JKAP leader remarked.

Mir said climatically J&K gets a limited period of few months every year with conducive weather for road laying and macadmaization before the cold weather sets in. “We are already in the month of June and till now there is absolutely no sign of the government getting the dilapidated condition of roads redressed,” he added.

He said that COVID-19 Pandemic may have thwarted the developmental works across the country this time but in J&K, the administration seems to be ready with trivial excuses to conceal its ineptitude and failures almost every year.

The JKAP leader stressed on the administration for optimum utilization of grants under various schemes including PMGSY to recarpet the broken-down inter-district and link roads across all districts in Jammu and Kashmir.

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