Verinag-Kapran road in shambles
Villagers Protest By Planting Saplings
Kapran (Verinag): The dilapidated condition of the Verinag-Kapran road has been giving sleepless nights to the residents here. To express their dismay the villagers recently protested in a novel way by planting paddy saplings on the road.
“The 15 Kilometer stretch of Verinag-Kapran road is in total shambles as a result of which Kapran and about thirty adjoining villages including Nowgam, Chowgund, Thamankoot, Qaidemar, Halsidar,, Khruhan, Halan and Batagunare are facing immense hardships,” said the villagers.
They said that due to the pathetic condition of the roads very thin transport plies as transporters fear losses to their vehicles. “At times we have to walk by foot to reach Verinag and the problem gets compounded when we have to ferry patients and expected mothers to Verinag,” said Syed Ishtiyaq, a local teacher.
He said that during this year’s harsh winter the area remained inaccessible for almost a month with people craving for even eatables and patients for treatment.
Though, the residents recently protested in a novel way by planting paddy saplings in the middle of the road to express their resentment against the government apathy but much to their disappointment the authorities remain unmoved.
“We have been time and again apprising the authorities about the dilapidated condition of the road but to no avail,” said Tariq Ahmad.
He said that the pitiable condition of the road was preventing the locals as well as tourists to visit some scenic spots on the higher reaches of Kapran.
The authorities should immediately macadamize this road to put end to our miseries,” said the locals.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:00:00 IST
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