Will resolve issues soon: SMC Commissioner
Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) and Srinagar Municipal Cooperation (SMC) has failed to provide basic facilities at Parimpora Mandi Bus stand leaving passengers, commuters and drivers irked.
The drivers union and passengers are up in arms against the administration for neglecting Parimpora Bus stand, ever since it was shifted from Batamaloo bus stand.
Locals said that the recent heavy snowfall in the Valley has resulted in water logging the entire bus stand.
Chairman of western bus stand Parimpora, Shabir Ahmad told Rising Kashmir that the bus stand was facing immense problems due to the negligence of administration.
“Following the heavy snowfall, the mounds of snow have not been cleared yet. The drainage system also has been completely blocked and yet authorities are in deep slumber,” he said.
Ahmad added that though the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) has constructed eight public washrooms at the bus stand, “but four still are still non-functional.”
An SMC employee, Bilal Ahmad who manages the washrooms in the bus stand said that the four functional washrooms have damaged pipelines.
“We requested the authorities for its reparation but they refused to cooperate,” he said.
General Manager of western bus stand Parimpora, Mohammad Sultan Dar said that the waiting room constructed by SDA was a waste of government money as the passengers were unable to use it due to water logging during rains or snowfall.
“In the western zone of the bus stand we have 400 buses. There are no proper arrangements for us. There are no streetlights, dustbins, drinking water facilities at the bus stand,” he added.
Speaking about the damaged pipes in the public washrooms, in charge SDA, Amjeet told Rising Kashmir said the issue would be resolved soon.
Regarding streetlights and water logging in the bus stand, SMC Commissioner Khursheed Sanie said that he would look into the matter as early as possible.