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R&B spends lavishly to face lift roads enroute Secreteriat
Other city roads ignored
4/20/2017 11:18:15 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Early Times Report

Srinagar, Apr 20: Ahead of opening of Darbar move here in Srinagar next month, the roads and buildings department is busy in spending huge amount on renovation and painting of roads leading to the civil secretariat.
The general public here terms the practice as mere wastage of the money as they said that the department is just presenting a rosy picture of a particular area while the rest of the city lacks proper roads.
On Thursday labourers were seen busy cleaning the pathways and painting the roadsides near the civil secretariat here. 'Yes ahead of Darbar move we are spending above Rs 30 lakh for the renovation and painting of roads leading to civil secretariat," one of the top officials of the R&B department told Early Times on condition of anonymity. The public said that the practice is a mere wastage of the money paid by the tax-payers. "This is public money and must be utilized properly," many said. Several shopkeepers in the city centre alleged that R&B uses sub-standard paint that gets washed away in a few days. "Every six months the department paints the roads and footpaths afresh. But the paint hardly lasts for a month," Shabir Ahmad, a shopkeeper argued.
Every year, the city gets a face-lift on the eve of reopening of civil secretariat and other move offices. Besides, the government offices and quarters have been renovated and the street lights restored.
Meanwhile the District administration of Srinagar here has started the cleaning of foot paths, road dividers and fencing in the city, whereas majority roads are in dilapidated condition.
Sources said that the Renovation and other repair works have started in government and private accommodations, where the darbar move offices will stay for next six months. Darbar Move in J&K is a 138-year-old tradition started by Dogra rulers. But the practice continued after 1947. Dr Farooq Abdullah had to face stiff resistance from Jammu lawyers when he tried to abandon the practice in the '80s. Finally he gave up the idea. The practice of Darbar Move was started in 1872 by the then ruler of J&K, Maharaja Gulab Singh. In May, Darbar opens in Srinagar and closes on October 31 to open in Jammu on November 10.
The state government annually spends Rs 10 crore for moving the offices, records and employees to Jammu in November and then back to Srinagar in May.
More than 40 offices and their sub-departments move in full after functioning for six winter months in Jammu while 45 departments move in camp. The latter carry 33 per cent of their staff strength. All the move offices, apart from the manpower and other office paraphernalia, shift truck-loads of official records every six months. Special arrangements are made for the transportation of the records in the state-owned State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) buses and trucks which are requisitioned by respective departments.
For around 7000 move employees-including secretariat employees, police, judiciary and corporations-the TA alone runs to the tune of Rs 3.5 crore. Around 3000-3500 employees also avail facility of government accommodation. Sources in the police said that additional police and paramilitary forces personnel are being deployed in Srinagar city to prevent any eventuality.
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