Lolab-Bandipora road craves for attention
Aloosa (Bandipora), Aug 12: Irked over inordinate delay in the completion of the 37-km- Bandipora-Lolab road, the locals in the Aloosa area of the district have threatened to launch protests against the government.
The road project from Bandipora to frontier district of Kupwara via Lolab Valley still remains a distant dream for the local residents who have been accusing the government of deliberately delaying the project.
The Rs 1.48 crore project was undertaken in May 2007 and was scheduled to be completed in November 2010. However, Only 10 per cent of the work has been done till now.
ďThis will not only provide an alternate route for Bandipora district but is also expected to boost tourism and business in otherwise backward districts of Kupwara and Bandipora,Ē said Ghulam Ahmed, a local.
People are suffering a lot as work has been stopped, said locals in the Benlipora area of Bandipora, adding ďif government is constructing this road it would be easy for people to move towards frontier district of Kupwara, which is otherwise 85 KM away from Bandipora.
The road project is a significant one as tourists travel to famous Lolab valley via Aloosa Benlipora.
Chief Engineer Nazir Ahmed said as soon as the tunnel construction project is being approved, work would be started again.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 12 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 13 Aug 2011 00:00:00 IST
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