CDB chairman and 22 PRI members quit over admn’s failure to fix link road – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism
RAMBAN, July 18: A Chairman of the Bloc Development Committee (BDC) and 22 other members of the Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRI) have resigned their posts in protest against the administration’s alleged failure to repair a link road .
The Nachilana-Khari-Mundakbass link road, which serves more than 30,000 people in the hill belt of Banihal sub-division, is in a very dilapidated condition as the road is used by the railway construction agency IRCON International for two decades without carrying any repairs, they said.
In a joint letter to District Magistrate Ramban, one BDC, six sarpanchs, five naib sarpanchs and 11 panchs said they had resigned from their posts due to the failure of the administration and IRCON to repair and maintain the hilly road connection as well as an indifferent attitude. authorities to respond to their request.
“We are submitting a joint resignation before your goodness, so that we can get out of public pressure (due to the administration’s failure to repair and maintain the road link by the administration and IRCON). Please accept the resignation,” CDB Chairman Khari Sajjad Hussain said in the letter.
He said the link road has been used by rail construction agency IRCON International and its tunneling partners for 15 to 20 years, but no repair work has been carried out on the dilapidated road linking more of 30,000 inhabitants of Khari-Mahoo Mangit tehsil.
“Several representations have been made to the district, tehsil, PWD chiefs, IRCON, railway administration, in addition protests have taken place in this regard but nothing has been done so far. now,” Hussain said.
He said the cold response from IRCON and the administration forced them to submit a mass resignation.
“We, the 21 representatives of the PRI from the Khari bloc, have submitted the same to DC Ramban for further measures,” he added.
Hussain said all PRIs are under public pressure due to the poor condition of the Nachilana-Khari-Mundakbass link road.