3 yrs on, Kudara-Bandipora road still incomplete
Kudara (Bandipora), July 17: Despite missing many deadlines, Kudara-Bandipora road is still incomplete causing immense hardships to the inhabitants.
The work on the 7.5 km road stretch started in 2008 under a centrally sponsored scheme the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY). Estimated at a cost of Rs 235.35 lakhs, the project was scheduled to be completed by December 2009.
The PMGSY authorities started the road’s construction to connect Kudara and its adjoining hamlets with Arin and Bandipora. However, the inhabitants of Chuntimulla, Kudara, Chowderypatti, Sarinder, Numberdar Pati and Paswal Patti are up in arms against the concerned authorities for failing to construct the road despite missing many deadlines in past three years.
The villagers quoting the PMGSY authorities said Rs 37.62 lakh have been spent on the road so far and funds for the further work are yet to be received.
“The local politicians are not interested for completing this road despite the fact that under the PMGSY, funds are not a problem. During rains, the temporary road gets slime making it difficult for villagers particularly the students to move,” the irked villagers said.
Sources in the PMGSY office said that Bandipora Division is without an Executive Engineer for past four months. “The Executive Engineer PMGSY retired in March this year. The Division is functioning without Executive Engineer thus affecting the ongoing projects and the official work,” they said.
The Additional District Developmental Commissioner Bandipora, Ghulam Muhammad Barkaboo said he will look into the matter. “I will depute a team to check the pace of work on the road,” he said.
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