Mubashir Aalam Wani
Srinagar, Dec 14: Constructed in 2011, the government’s initiative of coming up Sangarmal complex near Polo Ground here has failed to serve the cause as the shopkeepers and others claim that 70 per cent of the work has been completed yet, thus ignoring the complex completely.
President Sangarmaal Shopping Complex, Ashiq Kawa said that the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) has miserably failed to complete the pending work of the complex to ensure a desired look and charm to the complex.
“Almost 70% work is still incomplete,” he said and appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to visit the complex in person to see its situation. “The building is completely wasted as it has been ignored by the SDA so far,” he said.
He added that nearly eight shops remain open here in the complex while the rest remain closed due to the official apathy. “An audit team recently visited the complex and got the firsthand appraisal of the complex. The team has mentioned every situation and even admitted the building has been ignored completely,” he said.
Sheikh Feroz, Owner of Alkhuddam Hajj and Umrah services and Café, told KNO that the plan that was being executed for the complex has been left in abundance in the midway. “Only phase-I has been completed while the rest of the phases are incomplete,” he said.
He said that there is no doubt that the amount is pending with the shopkeepers and others. “I am sure that the amount will be paid on time, but the government needs to complete the project first. We have almost paid 40 per cent of the amount, but the government has not delivered up to the mark yet,” he said.