NC expresses dismay over transfer of land to CRPF

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 5/19/2019 10:25:20 AM

Says the city is already facing land crunch, buildup will affect civilian activities

SRINAGAR, May 18: National Conference today expressed dismay over transfer of 60 kanals of land to CRPF in the sub-urban area of Srinagar city, saying the buildup will affect the civilian activities in those areas.
Party’s general secretary Haji Ali Mohammad Sagar censured the Governor’s administration for transferring 60 kanals of land in the suburban Srinagar (Zakura). “The urban life of Srinagar is already under duress. Services that are hall mark of the urban areas across the globe are yet to be made available to the people of Srinagar,” he said, adding, “The city is already facing land crunch for the development of various facilities to manage the gigantic load of solid waste."
The NC leader viewed that the move of transferring land to CRPF will further dent development activities including that of waste management projects in the city. Having a massive chunk of land under security forces will inadvertently put pressure on ecology of wetlands and lakes as people will eventually take over the eco-fragile zones of Srinagar, he said.
“The move is imprudent and is bound to affect the long term strategy of state government to provide for the mounting demands of the ever growing population of the city. The move will dent the long term efforts of the state government to make use of the urban periphery of Srinagar for civilian purposes.”
Sagar, while terming the step regressive said, “At a time when governments around the world are thinking of providing eco-friendly services of connectivity, housing, garbage waste management, besides maintaining the cultural landscape of the cities; our government is rather on a regressive mode. It is gobbling the already provided space for unproductive measures.”
He further added that nobody is belittling the importance of security, it is a critical aspect of security but the step should have been taken after taking into consideration various agencies that upkeep and look after the infrastructure, transportation of the Srinagar city.



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