Protests in Langate over unsafe bridge
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Handwara, Mar 10: Residents of Langate on Wednesday took to streets demanding repair of an unsafe bridge connecting Yaroo village.
Hundreds of people from Yaroo village protested this morning and blocked vehicular movement on Handwara-Varmul highway at Langate.
The protesters told Greater Kashmir that the 100-year’s old dilapidated bridge over a stream in Yaroo village was posing threat to their lives.
“The government has put our lives at risk by not constructing a new bridge. Yesterday a child fell into stream but we saved him. The absence of connectivity has also affected the apple business there,” said Nazir Ahmed, a resident of Yaroo.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, executive engineer R&B, Ghulam Mohiuddin Kasana, said a new bridge at the cost of Rs 1.5 crore would be executed shortly, to replace the old bridge, which has been declared unsafe.
“We have assured people that diversion would be constructed within 20 days for their convenience,” he added.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 10 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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