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SMC under scanner for 'sabotaging' bad weather preparedness
11/13/2019 11:00:23 PM
Early Times Report
Srinagar, Nov 13: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has come under scanner for allegedly sabotaging the administrative preparedness for the bad weather forecast as was made by the weatherman.
Sources said the Raj Bhawan has got inputs that some officials in the civic body, who are accused of large-scale corruption and other maladministration, may have deliberately failed the administration to sabotage the good work of Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu.
It was reliably learnt that the government has sought a detailed report from the administrant in this regard.
Around a week ahead of the recent rough weather in Kashmir, the Metrological department had predicted heavy snowfall and rains in the valley issuing advisory for the administration to be ready.
As with regard to the preparedness for the clearance of snow from colony lanes and bylanes and to prevent waterlogging in the summer capital of Srinagar, the SMC was directed to be at the tenterhooks.
But on November 6-7, when it rained followed by snowfall, the SMC was visible nowhere. This was in stark contrast to the preparedness of the civic body during the previous years when the SMC would even lend a helping hand to the Roads and Building department that is assigned the job of snow clearance from main roads and highways.
This time for 48 hours the SMC failed to take up any snow clearance as a result of which the R&B had to do the additional work of snow clearance even from the colony interiors. Interestingly, finding the SMC nowhere visible, people said even the Jammu and Kashmir Police lend a helping hand in snow clearance.
Witnesses said in Srinagar most of the 6500 lanes and bylanes were either cleared by the R&B , police, or by the locals themselves.
As the snow melted the SMC even failed in proper dewatering even in the busy marketplaces than to talk of elsewhere.
Sources said a senior official who is scheduled to retire in the coming months thinks that there was no chance of his getting transferred at this point of time and thus, he has taken things forgranted. "He is working for the interests of his political masters who had given him the chair," said a SMC official on the condition of anonymity.
The performance of the SMC remained so poor that forget newspapers, or TV channels alone, even the All India Radio aired a bulletin to expose the failure of the civic body.
Talking to the All India Radio, the SMC Commissioner Khurshid Sanai had no convincing replies to defend the failure of the civic body but assured that services would be improved.
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