People demand repair of Srinagar-Bandipora road
Bandipora, Mar 18: The travel on 57 kilometer Srinagar-Bandipora highway has become arduous and cumbersome for passengers as the road is dotted with potholes at several places.
However, the concerned authorities in the district are yet to start the repair work.
“The frequent travellers on the route have started facing serious backache and other health problems as the drivers many a times hit these potholes on high speed,” the Bandipora residents complained.
The commuters said many mishaps occurred on the road as the drivers were trying to avoid the potholes.
The passengers also complained of dust pollution on the road saying it had also resulted in serious health complications in certain persons allergic to dust. “The dust raised from these potholes has also become a pollution source causing further inconvenience to the travellers,” they said.
A delegation of Sumo owners said there vehicles suffer extensive damage due to the poor road condition and they have to send the vehicles for repairs quite often.
The locals and drivers accused the BEACON authorities of turning blind eye towards the dilapidated road condition. “The BEACON has completely failed to maintain the road,” they alleged.
Additional District Development Commissioner Bandipora, Ghulam Muhammad Barkaboo said the district administration recently held a meeting with BEACON officials and asked them to take up the repair work without any delay.
“Work will be initiated within days,” he assured.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 18 Mar 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 18 Mar 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:00:00 IST
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