Contractors on strike lockdown R&B office in Srinagar
SRINAGAR: The Jammu & Kashmir Contractors Coordination Committee Lockdown Roads & Building Chief’s Office at Rajbagh.
Contractors are on strike from last 14 days besides brought all the developmental works across Jammu and Kashmir to stand still also today locked down offices of Roads and Buildings at Rajbagh Srnagar and its allied departments in the state barring the staff and officers, including chief engineers from entering any office premises or doing any official business.
The protesting contractors have locked main entrance of Roads & Building Chief’s office in Srinagar’s Rajbagh area over nonpayment of bills amounting to hundreds of crores.
The locking of government departments pertaining to developmental works, have left the officials of R&B, unable to perform any official duties.
Despite CM assurance to a group of contractors, who met her recently, the Jammu and Kashmir Contractors Coordination Committee (JKCCC) – an amalgam of contractors of the state- said it will continue the strike and protests. JKCCC President Farooq Ahmed Dar said the verbal assurance, which have been given previously as well, are not later on met. Despite the newly Finance Minister Altaf Bukhari roll back of PAO system till March 2018, Dar Said we will not get benefit from it , but we demand to release all the liabilities which is pending since years , we will continue our strike till our demands will not met .
“We don’t believe in boycott politics, but we have no other option left. We are registering our protests in order to get our grievances redressed,” said president of its faction of JKCCCC, Farooq Ahmad Dar, added that they will not end boycott till chief minister or government will not give written assurance.
Castigating government Dar said that it is doing nothing to solve the problems faced by the contractors. “We don’t want any sympathetic words but practical resolution of our problems, which is payment of bills,” he said.