Four laning of Boulevard to begin from March 10

After getting clearance from Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA), work on the four-laning of Boulevard road along the Dal Lake is likely to be begin by March 10, officials informed. Decks from resuming work on the four-laning of the road stretch along the lake have been cleared after LAWDA gave its No Objection Certificate to the Roads and Buildings Department. “All the modalities have been fulfilled and now the work on the four-laning of the road will start from March 10,” said Chief Engineer, R&B Kashmir, Sheikh Abdul Hameed.…

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Newly installed Bailey bridge at Mehjoor Nagar thrown open

After mounting public pressure, government on Tuesday afternoon opened the newly installed Bailey bridge at Mehjoor Nagar for vehicular movement. The Mehjoor Nagar bridge was closed on February 7 for vehicular movement after one of its supporting pillars had collapsed. The closure of the bridge had triggered protests for several days by people living in adjoining areas forcing the authorities to provide alternative to the closed bridge. Sources said that the Bailey bridge was thrown open for public after its completion on the directions from R&B Minister Naeem Akhtar. “There…

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When scores of protesters were killed in twin massacres in Srinagar: March 1, 1990

Memories of the killings carried out by Army at Zakoora Crossing and Tengpora in the city outskirts 27 years ago are still fresh in the minds of the eyewitnesses and survivors of the tragedy. More than 40 unarmed civilians were killed and dozens more injured when the Army soldiers fired indiscriminately on protesters on March 1, 1990. Two massacres in a day on March 1, 1990 left 26 dead in Zakoora and 21 at Tengpora Bypass, as per the reports. The Zakoora massacre was carried out when protesters were on…

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PDP-led Govt ‘dumps’ Srinagar for Central Road Scheme

Of 119 projects submitted by the J&K Government to New Delhi for funding under the Central Road Fund scheme, only two projects for Srinagar district figure in the list, indicating how much the development of J&K’s summer capital is the priority of the PDP-led Government. The information disclosed by the Roads & Buildings department in the recently- concluded Assembly Session reveals that the State Government sought Rs 35 crore for Srinagar out of more than Rs 1700 crore it asked from the Government of India under the CRF scheme. According…

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City continues to remain submerged under rainwater

Don’t have enough manpower to tackle waterlogging: SMC Despite tall claims by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to ensure immediate draining of rainwater from the city, for the third consecutive day city remains inundated due to rain water. A day before Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) official said that they are putting every effort to drain the rainwater from submerged areas and within a day the situation will be normal in civil lines of Srinagar city, however on Monday situation didn’t change much as the areas were still submerged. Areas like…

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Waterlogging hits normal life in Srinagar

People suffer, authorities in ”Slumber” Life in the summer capital was thrown out of gear on Sunday as rains and snow led to water-logging of several areas causing immense inconvenience to commuters. Massive water-logging was witnessed at Parraypora, Rambagh, LD Hospital, TRC Junction, Regal Chowk, Jehangir Chowk and Sonwar resulting in slowing down of traffic. The problem was compounded due to slippery roads brought down speed of vehicles to almost 20 kmph leading to traffic snarls at various places. Inhabitants of Jawahar Nagar said water entered compound of several houses.…

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Srinagar registers 16,000 dog bite cases in last 3 Years

“It is about 100 more than 2014-15 when 4917 incidents were reported at the same clinic. As many as 6014 dog bite cases were recorded during 2013-14,” said an official. During the past three years, about 16,000 people have been bitten by stray dogs in the summer capital, official data reveals. The data reveals that 5000 dog bite cases were recorded at the Anti Rabies clinic at the SMHS hospital here during 2015-16. “It is about 100 more than 2014-15 when 4917 incidents were reported at the same clinic. As…

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One-way traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway Resumes

After four days of closure, the highway was restored for one-way traffic from Sunday and vehicles were allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar One-way traffic will be allowed on the Srinagar- Jammu highway on Monday, a traffic department official said. After four days of closure, the highway was restored for one-way traffic from Sunday and vehicles were allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar.

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BJP’s unprecedented torch procession in the heart of Srinagar to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashish Sareen on Wednesday said that announcing special package for the West Pakistan Refugees in the state of Jammu and Kashmir was the first step towards granting them permanent residence. “The state and central government in collaboration have formulated policies to rehabilitate West Pakistan Refugees in Kashmir,” Sareen, who is part of the BJP’s Delhi team, said on the sidelines of the BJP’s first-ever torch rally in Srinagar. “We have announced a special package for them. This is first step towards granting them permanent…

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4 Lakh suggestions from Srinagarities for Smart City Project

Residents of the summer capital have submitted more than four lakh suggestions to the administration in a bid to help the city win a spot in the Centre’s Smart City project. Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) had in September sought suggestions from people on how to make Srinagar a smart city. “We received over 4.05 lakh suggestions from the residents,” SMC’s Health Officer Shafqat Khan said. Khan said the SMC used print and electronic media, besides holding feedback sessions, to solicit suggestions from the public. “We connected with 9.5 lakh residents…

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