Srinagar, May 27: Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) today called on District Commissioner(DC) Srinagar here on Thursday. The business delegation was headed by KEA Chairman Haji Mohammad Yaseen Khan. During the meeting various issues pertaining to socio-economic development, business revival and struggle of public transportation were throughly discussed.
Khan who also heads Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) in the meeting lauded the efforts put in by District Administration headed by DC Srinagar in containing the deadly second wave of COVID-19. Khan said, there is no doubt that this time it took many precious lives here but timely measures averted a major calamity which had otherwise caused havoc in the whole country particularly in the metropolitan cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
Khan said, “there has been a drop in the positive cases and fatalities here and business community has equally shown cooperation and will continue to cooperate with the administration to contain the deadly virus. He assured the DC Srinagar on the behalf of business community that after proper consultation with health experts the adherence of SOP’s will be implemented when it comes to unlock down”.
While referring to the transport sector Khan said, “following another lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus the transporters and other people who made a living from the transport sector in Kashmir are living in misery. Several government schemes for businesses in general and Transport sector in particular have been left mid way after sanctioning various schemes for them. Various funds for the transport sector have lapsed and as a result beneficiaries have been deprived. Concrete measures should be taken to clear the bottlenecks for the final disbursement of allocation”.
While discussing business revival plan Khan observed, “that a substantial business revival programme is being formulated by various trade and allied organisations jointly which will be submitted to the District administration as well and the same is to be forwarded to the higher authorities for the perusal”.
“Giving a patient hearing, the DC Srinagar assured us that our concerns would be taken care of for the betterment of the economic sector in the Valley”, Khan said.
Khan was flanked by many senior office bearers of Kashmir Economic Alliance which include Vice Chairman KEA Mohammad Iqbal Trumboo, Sr Vice President KTMF Manzoor Ah Bhat, General Secretary KTMF Bashir Ah Kongposh , Chief Advisor KTMF Khursheed Ah Shah, Publicity Secretary KEA Qazi Tauseef, Chairman Kashmir Transporters Welfare Association (KTWA) Shabir Ah Matt, General Secretary KTWA Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf & Vice Chairman KTWA Ab Qayoom Wani.