No roads, public conveniences, water scarcity irk visitors
Srinagar, Oct 16: Even though hundreds of visitors throng Tattapani to take a dip in the hot water spring, which is believed to possess healing powers for treatment of various ailments, the administration has failed to make the basic facilities available at the destination, resulting in immense hardships to the people.
According to KNS correspondent, Zahoor Andrabi, the Tattapani situated in Rajouri district of the state sans every basic facility including proper roads, public conveniences, drinking water and other related things.
Locals informed KNS that the authorities have spent hefty amount to construct 20 public conveniences for the visitors but are yet to be thrown open for the public, which results in immense hardships to the visitors.
“Besides, five Public conveniences were also constructed for the local Masjid purpose but those are yet to be handed over to public,” the locals informed.
They alleged that construction of the public conveniences was only aimed to provide benefits to the contractor as in case the step could have been taken for the public then the administration would have thrown these toilets open for the general public.
The locals also alleged that the quarters made for the living purpose of visitors has become a public property of some ‘blue-eyed’ persons. “The blue-eyed persons are not showing any income of the quarters,” the locals alleged.
They also said that besides, the place also sans proper roads and water scarcity. “We (locals) especially the visitors are being forced to face hardships to reach the destination due to the non-availability of proper roads,” they said, adding that are usually face acute water scarcity, which force the womenfolk in the area to walk miles to fetch water.
“At present, the Tattpani is in shambles as the administration never bothered to pay their attention towards the condition of the area,” they rued, adding that the administration must look into the matter and fulfill the genuine demands of the locals at the earliest. (KNS)