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Snow yet to be cleared from roads in Sopore, allege locals

Authorities deny, says all roads cleared

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Waris Fayaz

Sopore, Jan 30 : People from several areas in Sopore on Monday complained that authorities didn’t clear roads, causing inconvenience to them.

In Zaingeer and other areas, people alleged that their roads were not cleared of snow.

“We apprised the local authorities via social media about the difficulties we are facing but unfortunately no major step has been taken to address our problem,” a resident of Zainageer said..

An official from the mechanical engineering department told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the continuous snowfall is hampering the clearance process.

He said that they have strict orders to clear the roads once snowfall stops. “Though it’s snowing so, it’s not possible to clear the roads as of now”, he said.

The locals urged authorities to clear snow from roads so that people will have hassle-free commutes on roads.

President Municipal Council Sopore Masarrat Kar told KNO that almost every vital road in the town has been cleared of snow.

She said till afternoon at least three snow cutter machines were on the job and in the evening another machine from Baramulla was sought. “Our main roads stand cleared while inner links will be completed till evening”, Kar said.

She added that they would be pressing men on the job to clear interiors too.

Meanwhile, police issued helpline numbers for the information of the general public requiring assistance in view of the prevalent weather situation and to facilitate the movement of the public.

The general public have been asked to contact the following numbers in case of eventualities;

Police Control Room Sopore (PCR): 9596773024, 9596773025, 01954- 222312, 01954- 225333, Police Station Tarzoo: 9596773011, 01954-223355, Police Station Sopore: 9596773010, 01954-222271, SDPO Sopore: 01954-222422, 9596773004, SHO Bomai: 9596773012, SHO Dangiwacha: 9596773014 and SHO Panzla: 9596773013—(KNO)

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