Delay in Gamoora-Gundbal bridge construction irks Bandipora residents
Gamoora (Bandipora), Sep 8: The inhabitants of several villages here are up in arms against the authorities for failing to complete the construction of a Gamoora-Gundbal bridge connecting many areas with the town.
The residents of Gamoora, Gundbal, Kunana, Chek, Rampora, Madar, Kunan, Gundkaiser and other adjoining villages complained that the bridge construction was stopped immediately after the work began on it. “The work was stopped following altercation between two contractors,” the locals alleged. They said that despite repeated pleas, the authorities didn’t resume the work on the bridge being constructed over Arin Nallah.
According to the resident, they are facing immense hardships in the absence of communication link. “We were excited after the authorities laid foundation stone for construction of 100 meter long bridge last year, but the excitement died down after the work was stopped,” the residents added.
They said the Gamoora-Gundbal Bridge would connect Gamoora and adjoining villages with the main town of Bandipora.
The residents said that present Member of Legislative Assembly for Bandipora on many occasions assured them that the work on the bridge would be resumed soon. “However, he too failed to keep his promise,” the residents said.
R&B Executive Engineer Ghulam Jeelani Shunthoo said “Rs 30 lakh had already been spent on the bridge construction and the work was suspended due to macadamization in the area.”
He said the bridge would be completed by March, 2012 and termed the residents claims about altercation between two contractors as baseless.
Meanwhile, flood in Cauvery river has affected the construction work of the two hydroelectric projects at Vendipalayam and Pasur.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 8 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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