HMT residents decry dilapidated roads, appeals LG to intervene

HMT residents decry dilapidated roads, appeals LG to intervene   
Mir Sabeen Gulrez 
Srinagar Dec 16: Residents of Dilshan Lane Umarabad in the HMT area of Srinagar on Saturday expressed resentment against authorities for failing to  provide basic facilities to the residents in the area
The aggrieved residents said the dilapidated road, and defunct drainage system in the locality is creating immense hardships on daily basis.
Naseer Ahmad, a local resident said due to the bad condition of the road in the vicinity they are unable to hire a cab as they are denying to ply on the stretch due to potholes stating their vehicles suffering damages adding they are being forced to hire the auto-rickshaws which are charging them as per will.
Another senior resident Jana Begum, said, ” my husband is an elderly person and is suffering from Asthama. Even in winter’s, he at times becomes as critical as we immediately have to rush for the hospital but due to bad road connectivity to the locality, we suffer much .”As per a commuter, not only the elderly persons of the area are victims of the dilapidated road, but students, businessmen too are affected due to bad road. 
Vehicles always get damaged due to the poor condition of roads. Our pleas are going unheard, they said.The residents further state :” For the last five years, we are asking authorities to look into the matter but unfortunately, they never paid heed to our queries. Now we again are appealing to the administration to pay some attention to our pleas so that we won’t suffer as winter is approaching us. We request administration for quick action as in past they always pay deaf ears to our repeated pleas.” The residents have urged Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene in the matter.