8 yrs on, Batpora road awaits repair
Kupwara, Oct 24: The R&B department’s failure to upgrade the three kilometer road stretch from Halmatpora to Batpora here has evoked sharp criticism from the people who accuse the authorities of indifference. The stretch which connects more than 20 villages including Goonipora, Jugtyal, Bungam, Batpora, Kanibhack, Guchipora, Mirwayan, Balhama, Baramdari, Kanibhack, Chart, Trumbnard and Safawali is in dilapidated condition from the last eight years turning the lives of people miserable. “The official carrier, State Road Transport Corporation has stopped their services in the area,” the residents said adding the Sumo Association had also threatened to suspend the service if the road was not repaired immediately.
The track is in bad shape and it takes hours to cross it, the car drivers told Greater Kashmir. “It takes at least one hour to cover the distance from Halmatpora to Batpora, which otherwise could be covered in 10 to 20 minutes,” the driver said adding the dusty road and potholes were causing extensive damage to their vehicles.
Locals alleged that officials had turned blind eye towards the area. “Other roads connecting the town were blacktopped, but this road doesn’t figure in any plan,” the locals alleged.
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