Speed breakers on Kakapora-Newa Road
R&B Places 27 Speed Breakers On 3 Km Road Stretch; Commuters Aghast
Srinagar, Dec 26: The state’s R&B department has constructed 27 speed breakers on a road measuring less than 3 kilometres on Kakapora-Newa Road.
According to a delegation from the area, the department’s Pulwama division has constructed a large number of speed breakers on a road from Kakapora railway station to Narbal village on the Kakapora Newa road in the district.
“It has become such a nuisance for the daily commuters on the road as the speed breakers result in wastage of time and inconvenience to people. Every passenger who travels on the road is seen holding his back after deboarding the buses and sumo taxis”, said Tanveer Ahmad who has to travel on the road on daily basis for his official duty.
“It was far easier for us and took lesser time to reach our destinations before the road was macdamised. On every 100 metres, there is a speed breaker and the drivers and passengers keep cursing their luck and the department”, said another passenger who had just travelled on the road.
The locals alleged that the speed breakers had been erected without any approval from the district administration, which is a prerequisite before setting up speed breakers. “There are neither any schools on the road side nor any offices. Wherever there is a gate, a speed breaker has been placed”, they added.
“Travel on the road has broken my back. We are sick of driving on the road. My sumo taxi looks as if it is 1990 model although I purchased it just last year”, said a driver who was part of the delegation.
The delegation has appealed to the district administration pulwama and the PWD Minister to take cognizance of the blunder of the R&B authorities and remove the unnecessary speed breakers from the road. KNS
Lastupdate on : Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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