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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC) has asked valley’s contractors to relax their strike and address the mess that the public roads of the valley are facing.

The Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), an amalgam of various trade organizations (including contractors)  and Civil  Society Formations,  while taking serious note of the pitiable conditions of roads mainly the huge potholes and the adverse impact  on the developmental works in the valley due continued strike of the contractors, observes that this situation has been a cause of grave inconvenience  for people in general and patients and students in particular. 

In this backdrop as also in view the apathy of the government towards contractors, the JKSECC felt the need to request the protesting contractors to relax their strike to the extent of doing the necessary patch work and repairs of the roads which they agreed to do and while respecting our request they have started the work on humanitarian grounds.

“We whole heartedly appreciate their agreement to start  the work in larger interest of the people who badly have been suffering on this account, particularly, the school going children and patients, pregnant ladies whose buses had to traverse such potholes which have in certain instances even inflicted injuries on small children . We also take this opportunity to urge the government  to meet the genuine demands of the protesting contractors and settle the problem of their  pending payments and to sit across on  the table with the contractors associations to sort out the issue at the earliest so that the developmental work does not suffer any more,  particularly keeping in view the limited working season in the valley”, a spokesperson of the amalgam has said.