Paucity of funds delays completion of project: Executive Engineer
Srinagar: Seven years since the government laid the foundation stone at the receiving station at Nagam, Noorabad, in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, the authorities have failed to complete the project.
The foundation stone for the project amounting Rs 2.5 crore was laid as the administration had stated that the project will be completed in a year. However, after seven years, the authorities have failed to complete the project.
The power project was aimed to cater the 40 villages.
“We have been demanding the completion of the project since last six years but the administration doesn’t pay any attention to our grievances,” locals said.
They added that the callousness of government can be understood by the fact that government has failed miserable and has put 40 villages on stake. The locals said that they gave the land of two kanals for the receiving station, but it is nowhere near completion.
Executive Engineer, Muzaffar Ahmad said that the completion of the project was delayed due to delay in releasing the funds. “We have so far received and invested Rs 1 crore but the rest of the amount was not released so far due to which the completion of the project got delayed,” he added.
(With inputs from KNS)