Kupwara fountain turned into garbage dumping site

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By Fast Kashmir on 10/02/2019.

Kupwara fountain turned into garbage dumping site

Never showed its operational process: Locals


Wasim Majnoon Mir

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KUPWARA, FEB 10Disappointing it may sound but it is true that a lone fountain Situated in the heart of the town Kupwara six years back is still craving for official attention; lacks of rupees spent in construction of fountain which never showed its operational process .The decorative lights fountain have either been stolen or broken, the marble tiles on the fountain have started cracking. While approx 16 lacks rupees were spent to resort the lost glory of the Kupwara Market. The fountain was constructed six years ago for the beatification of the Town but now nobody is paying attention towards it, deserting it defunct for the decade.

“Now In absence of a proper dumping site in Kupwara, the Municipal Committee Kupwara, after collecting garbage and snow from various parts of the town directly throws it into the rivers or into lone Rotary fountain Chowk or dump into main chowk kupwara.”

Our special correspondent Wasim Majnoon Mir after visiting the town kupwara he saw that fountains were in the worst condition. Garbage & snow stored in the lone fountain was dirty and stinky, decorative lights have either been stolen or broken, the marble tiles on the fountain have started cracking.

Belying the tall claims of the concerned authorities of beautifying Kupwara, the lone fountain at the ever popular and VVIP area remained unattended, thus questioning the integrity of claims of face lift of Kupwara. Not only the fountain is defunct, but the authorities had not even bothered to lift up dumped snow from the fountain pond which has turned into murk and emanates stink, besides invites deadly and lethal disease and we never showed its operational process till date, locals said. Locals claimed that they have brought the matter into the notice of the concerned authorities many times, but they did not pay any heed.

“It is an important chowk, which leads to several important places, including DC office, SSP office, Kupwara Hospital and other offices as well, but authorities seem least attention towards it,” said a social worker Firdous Ahmad, added that the unfortunate part is that neither administration pays any heed to the area nor elected representative (Ward Members) cares about it.