The fresh snowfall across Kashmir, especially in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, has exposed the tall claims of the authorities about the new drainage system as most areas including lanes and bi-lanes were once again inundated, causing huge water logging, thus simultaneously affecting the pedestrians’ movement as well. Since the Municipal elections were conducted, the corporators, especially the incumbent Mayor, are claiming high and tall about the new drainage system. But, a look and a visit in the interiors of Srinagar city areas, is putting a question mark over the claims and are pointing fingers towards the non-seriousness in improving the situation in the interiors of Srinagar. From macadamizing the interior roads to ensuring proper drainage system, the concerned Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has miserably failed to come up to the expectations of the local residents as there is no sigh of relief to them in the past couple of years, but the miseries and sufferings continue to push them to the wall. It is the time when the government should investigate the utilization of huge funds that were meant for macadamization, drainage and other related things. It is unfortunate that the situation continues to remain unchanged for the City dwellers, but the people at the helm of affairs in a bid to make the Prime Minister’s vision of development visible on the ground, should come up with a time-bound probe and make sure that all those who have failed to provide relief to the local dwellers and have not utilized the funds in a well manner are taken to the task.
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