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RAMBAN: Ashok Kumar, Former MLA from Ramban and a Senior Congress leader has said that the uncurbed Corruption and Mis-management during the BJP regime has resulted in Dilapidated condition of NH-44 from Udhampur to Banihal. He questioned two times Member of Parliament from this Constituency for completely ignoring the work culture of Corruption and Mis-management in the process of construction of Four Lane Project NH-44 in last 7 years which have triggered man-made land slides, loss of (innocent lives, agricultural land and human settlement) and huge ecological imbalance in Ramban District.
In a statement issued here, “he said that despite heavy penalties imposed on the concerned companies for violating (environment Impact assessment) norms in this stretch, not even a single penny have been utilize for the damaged caused. Moreover, the air pollution have increased tremendously further risking innocent lives in already covid-19 pandemic milieu. The penalties imposed on the companies is not even the 0.01% of the damaged caused to the environment. “He added”.
Ashok further said that due to frequent man-made land slides in this stretch many commuters have lost their lives because of shooting stones. The locals commuters have to face daily traffic menace risking their lives even army convey have to face many difficulties in reaching Kashmir. Serious patients in ambulance have stuck in between due to this menace. Locals are facing both heavy dust pollution and covid-19. Government have completely Ignored this region in last 7 years. Ramban is no more safe for human settlement. Government is violating even the personal rights of the people of this region.
Ashok said that even Birds and Tress are not safe due to perpetual dust of clouds. He said that several protest have been organised from the opposition leaders but no heed has been paid so far. BJP Government at Centre have been playing with the lives of children, adult and elders in this region. Government at Centre and the concerned companies are taking advantage of the innocence of the Mountain people. Ashok has stressed upon the Government of India to immediately constitute a transparent monitoring and assessment Committee to save the lives of thousands of people in this region. He also demanded two lane blacktopping from Udhampur to Banihal for creating dust free environment and smooth conduct of vehicle movement. He also urged to the concerned Authorities to protect the river chenab from this unsustainable development.
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