Ring Road: Landowners allege ‘withholding’ of payment by authorities, stage protest

SRINAGAR — Scores of landowners who have given up land for construction of the Ring road at Mirgund area of Pattan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district staged protest on Saturday against withholding of their payment and authorities from taking up work on this ambitious project.

The landowners, as per news agency Kashmir Dot Com said that they had given their lands for the construction of the Ring road and were promised from concerned authorities of money to be paid to them.

However, they alleged that they did not receive money for their lands and said that the promises made by the authorities were mere eyewash.

“In 2018, money was remitted to some of the landowners and the rest were deprived of the same since then,” said one of the protesters.

The protesters warned that they would not allow the resumption of work on the ring road project till their payments are remitted to them.

They have appealed to the Lt Governor administration to look into the matter and its early redressal. — (KDC)