National Conference senior leader Sheikh Mohd Shafi has criticized the State Government for the bad condition of Chenab valley roads which included Batote Doda and Bhaderwah roads .Addressing press persons here on Wednesday, NC Leader Sheikh Mohd Shafi said that the PDP and BJP Government had been neglecting the district Doda in terms of development and the Government had failed on all fronts, he alleged. Sheikh also criticized the BJP and Peoples Democratic Party-led government for “ignoring” the Doda and Bhaderwah by not giving representation to them in the council of ministers. “Now, people should realise how much priority BJP gives to them in the government,” he said. “The PDP-led government has left the people of these areas disappointed,” he said.
He demanded immediate handover of Batote and Doda Bhaderwah road to some private agency on the pattern of Udhampur Jammu road .He alleged that people problems have been aggravated in whole Bhaderwah constituency as the transporters are mulling to stop the bus, Sumo and auto-rickshaw services on various roads which are dotted with potholes. “After incessant rains, these potholes remain filled with water for long time causing immense hardships to the pedestrians and also to the drivers,” Sheikh said. The inner roads approaching Bhaderwah constituency are maintained by the PMGSY . “Nobody knows what happened to the funds allotted for maintenance and repair of inner roads in the constituency,” he alleged.