Referring to the major economic and development initiatives introduced by the previous government Mufti said for the first time external funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was secured for the core infrastructure like roads, drainage and drinking water. While places like Srinagar were the supposed to be major beneficiaries of this program for which a special organization Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) in view of the damage it had suffered during the strife, its objectives could not be achieved fully as a result of inefficiency and corruption that marks the present dispensation. He said still a large number of residents could get access to clean drinking water, drainage and better roads but the present government failed to fully harness this program that envisaged a rapid transport system for the city. Not even a single fly over has been taken in hand in four years and government is only making hollow announcements. He said in view of the touristic importance of
Mufti said his government had during its brief tenure started major projects forSrinagar that if continued would have made this city one of the best in the country to live in. “Our people deserve the best and funds are no constraint but it needs a government that has a political direction, vision and a commitment to people which are absent in the present dispensation” he said.
Mufti said he has a strong belief in the abilities of the people of
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