Low lying manhole at tourist hub scares all
‘IT HAS BECOME A DEATH TRAP’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Mar 14: The residents of tourist hub of Dalgate have expressed serious concern over a low lying manhole on the main road which has led to many accidents and injuries to motorists.
A delegation from the area told Greater Kashmir that last year the authorities widened and macmadized the main Dalgate road. However, they did not raise the level of manholes in tandem with the road.
“This led to a depression near the manholes. As the manholes are located in the middle of the road they lead to bumpy ride. Due to constant pressure of the vehicles, one of the manholes has been extensively damaged and in the past few months over 50 accidents have occurred due to it leaving dozens of people injured,” they said.
They said a few days ago, a motorcyclist during evening drove through the manhole and suffered serious head injuries.
“We have umpteen times approached the UEED authorities to raise the level of the manholes but our requests have met with deaf ears. Dalgate is a major tourist place and if this is attitude of the authorities towards providing it with basic facilities, we can imagine the fate of other places of the City,” they stated.
The aggrieved residents said they have also approached the Chief Minister’s grievance cell to demand action against the concerned officials for putting the lives of people at risk.
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