Protestors allege sub-standard material usage in public work

Irfan Rashid

Srinagar, Jan 22: Alleging that contractor has used sub-standard material in repairing of Ferooz Poor Nallah embankments, scores of locals from Nowgam Sonawari in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district Wednesday staged protest demonstration at Press Enclave here.

Protestors raised pro-justice and anti-contractors slogans demanding probe in the matter.

Contactors are restoring the breach at Gundi-Duji Nowgam flood bund with sub-standard material, they alleged.

“As the sub-standard material has been used in repairing of the embankments there is immediate threat of flood as weak embankments could be breached easily by the flood water flowing in Nallah,” they said.

“Contractors have not only opened the flood gates but they have broken the flood gate which could prove very dangerous and jeopardize the future,” said Gh Mohd Insaf.

They said that they had apprised concerned officials about the apprehensions and brought their grievance into their notice. “However, neither any probe was conducted in the matter nor any action was taken on the ground to ascertain the facts,” they added.

They appealed concerned officials to look into the matter and conduct an impartial probe in the matter.


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