Smart City Works: Srinagar traders on the verge of closing down their business

Kashmir News Trust #KNT

The traders from the heart of Srinagar city have appealed to concerned authorities to expedite action on the construction work undergoing in every nook and cranny of Srinagar city under the Smart City Project.

All trade leaders confirmed to the news agency Kashmir News Trust that they are on the verge of closing down their shops and are not so optimistic about the revival of the business.

“We supported the government and cooperated in every way. We want construction work should be speeded up without missing any deadline. There should be a double shift. Our business has been hit badly,” Spokesman Joint Traders Association and General Secretary Regal Traders Association Bilal Ahmed Dar said.

Bilal Ahmed Dar – who is the owner of ‘BHS Media and Communication firm at Regal Chowk added that they are hopeful after the completion of construction work, the business will revive in Srinagar city.

President Joint Traders Association and Regal Traders Association, Farhan Kitab however said that they are not so optimistic about the revival of business after the completion of work under the Smart City Project. “Don’t know what will be the approach of the government. For effective business, you need approachable roads and parking slots. Let us hope for the best,” Kitab said adding that traders don’t hope for any good business this Eid.

President Lal Chowk Traders Association Feroz Ahmed Baba said that 70% of business has been hit in Srinagar city this year. He said it seems that construction work in Srinagar city will go beyond June and July and till then business community has to bear and suffer. [KNT]


Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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