‘The Bund is loosing its sheen’
WE THE Srinagarites
I vividly remember my childhood days when picturesque, The Bund along Jhelum between Amira Kadal and Zero Bridge was a favorite hangout with locals and foreigners, alike.
But then there was discipline which everyone would maintain to uphold the glory of The Bund. Leave apart any light or heavy vehicle nobody would even ride a bicycle on this stretch tiled in bricks.
But over the years this famed walkway has started loosing its sheen. This is despite the fact that some measures were taken to facelift The Bund by way of construction of parks etc along the riverside.
For now parking of vehicles and dumping of garbage, both have emerged as a nuisance for The Bund.
The link which connects the walkway with the Amira Kadal bridge seems to be a major cause of vehicles making it to The Bund near where garbage heaps are seen.
What I believe is that the link be closed for vehicular movement. Moreover the authorities should come up with a regular inspection of this walkway to ensure that nobody spoils its beauty because The Bund, is our heritage and the only such picturesque walkway in entire City. Let’s conserve it for posterity. Or else our future generations will curse us.
Dr Muhammad Yousuf
Pine Enclave Sanat Nagar
(The ideas expressed are author’s own)
Lastupdate on : Fri, 10 Aug 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:00:00 IST
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