BEACON begins black topping of Kupwara roads
Kupwara, Aug 2: Taking cognizance of the Greater Kashmir news reports about dilapidated condition of Kupwara roads, the BEACON authorities have undertaken the black topping work of the roads in the district on war footing basis.
“Scores of men and machines have been pressed into service to macadamize the Kupwara roads, which were in dilapidated condition and were causing tremendous hardships to the commuters and pedestrians. We have completed the black topping of the road from Batergam to Trehgam and Kupwara to Bumhama. The macadamization work is going on in full swing on Drugmulla-Kulangam patch road and Trehgam-Shumnag stretch,” a BEACON officer told Greater Kashmir.
“We are soon going to undertake the repair and blacktopping of Chowkibal-TP road, Sadhana-Tangdhar Road, and Melyal-Farkyan stretch,” the officer added.
The people in the district have heaved a sigh of relief after the macadamization work began on the roads. “Due to the pathetic road condition, we used to face immense hardships everyday,” the locals said adding that, the students and employees were unable to reach to their respective places on time as the vehicles used to move at snail’s pace in order to avoid huge potholes. The residents also complained that scores of people travelling in vehicles had developed back aches and other orthopedic related disorders while commuting on these roads.
The roads in Kupwara town, Trehgam and adjoining areas were in pathetic condition from past several years, the locals said.
According to the residents, the road stretch from Kupwara to Bumhama, Batergam to Trehgam and interior roads of the town were in complete shambles. “These roads had scores of potholes which many a times had resulted in mishaps in the area.” The locals said that the pedestrians were also facing huge inconvenience particularly during the rains. “During rains, the potholes used to get filled with water, making the pedestrian movement very difficult” the locals said, adding that during summer, huge columns of dust used to arise from the roads due to which the residents had to suffer from several respiratory disorders.
“We are thankful to District Development Commissioner, Sarmud Hafeez and BEACON officers who considered our demand and directed the concerned authorities to star the repair and macadamization works at an earliest,” the locals told Greater Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the people of Batpora in Haihama area have appealed to the District Development Commissioner Kupwara to personally intervene and get the three kilometer road stretch from Goonipora to Batpora repaired at an earliest.
“Although the repairing and black topping work on most of the roads of the district is going on these days, the three kilometer road stretch from Goonipora to Batpora is still lying in shambles,” the locals said adding the road hasn’t been repaired from the past 10 years.
The residents said the commuters were facing immense difficulties everyday. “We approached the concerned authorities many a times seeking repair of the road, but our repeated pleas fell on deaf ears,” the locals said.
They urged the DDC to visit the area and take stock of the road condition.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 2 Aug 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 2 Aug 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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