Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee, Vice President, G. M Saroori sought immediate relief for the farmers on the pattern of Kashmir Valley who have incurred massive losses due to the untimely whiteout in Chenab Valley and demanded restoration of essential services without delay.
The Former Minister who visited various areas of sub-division Chatroo include Singpora, SingporaTunnel point, Vohal, Chatroo, Mugalmaidan, Kuriya areas and termed the damage massive and catastrophic, asking the administration to remain on the tenterhooks in order to provide relief to the affected populace on priority.
Mr. Saroori added that the untimely snowfall has thrown life out of gear in Chenab Valley with essential supplies like power and water severely hit and roads connecting thousands of hamlets across the region blocked in entirety.
He urged the government to restore the essential supplies at an earliest and ensure that the people especially from the far flung areas do not face any dearth of essential commodities. He also demanded immediate snow clearance of the roads particularly of those areas connecting various areas to hospitals and main towns.
Mr. Saroori expressed deep concern over the massive losses incurred by the orchardists due to the present untimely whiteout, stating that Chenab Valley horticulture industry has been bearing the brunt of nature’s fury for years now and that the present regime is duty bound to provide immediate assistance to the affected growers without any delay on the pattern of Kashmir valley.
The Former Minister also informed the general public during his visit to the area said that the DPR of prestigious Singpora -Vailoo tunnel has been submitted to the higher authorities of the NHIDCL and added that he is hopeful that the work on Singpora-Vailoo tunnel will be started in April 2020. He said that with the construction of Singpora-Vailoo tunnel, the distance between Kishtwar and Srinagar will be reduced by more than 56 Kms.
During the tour, number of deputations met the Former Minister and apprised him about the issues and problems confronting pertaining to their areas. Mr. Saroori gave patient hearing to all the deputations and assured them that their genuine demands and issues will be taken up with the administration for resolving on priority. He also assured the general public that he will leave no stone unturned in redressing general public issues.
Among those Ghulam Qadir Sheikh, Ghulam Qadir, Akhtar Hussain Butt, Ali Mohd Naik, Bidya Lal Sharma, Chowdhary Jeelani, Atta Mohd, Bashir Ahmed, Farooq Ahmed, Bashir Ahmed, Akhtar Hussain, Mohd Shafi, Sajjad Ahmed, Zaffer Hussain, Mohd Ramzan, Najeeb Ahmed, Ghulam Mohd Naik, Ghulam Nabi, Farooq Ahmed, Ghulam Hussain, Mohd Rafique and others accompanied Mr. Saroori during the said tour.