Soura-Ahmednagar road continues to be in shambles
Srinagar, May 20: For the past over two years, upper Soura – Ahmednagar road is in dilapidated condition causing much of inconvenience to the residents.
“For two years now we are moving from pillar to post… we have approached almost all the officials in order to get the road repaired. But so far nothing has been done,” the locals said
According to locals, the road stretch of 2.5 KMs gets waterlogged during rainfall making walk down the streets difficult.
“During rainfalls we face many problems. We are not able to venture out of our houses due to slippery road conditions. I fail to understand what these officials are doing, if they are not able to macadamize the roads?” Seftain Ahmad, a resident of Buchpora flanked by others, argued.
Not only rains days but the sunny days too bring problems along by triggering billows of dust.
“Most of the people living along the road are facing acute chest infections, which the doctors attribute to dusty road conditions,” the locals said.
The bad roads have also hit the business of shopkeepers along the dusty bumpy tracks.
“For last two years, we have hardly earned anything, as customers don’t prefer to do shopping here because of the bad roads,” Ghulam Nabi Bangi, a shopkeeper complained.
They said ferrying to stocks was also a problem due to the dilapidated roads.
Incharge National Building Construction Corporation, Rafiq Ahmad said: “We’ve completed our work a year ago.”
“Our only mandate was to lay the sewerage pipes and complete the work of manholes and we have completed both. We are not concerned with the macadamization of roads,” he said.
When contacted, the Chief Engineer Roads and Buildings(R&B), Mushtaq Ahmad Lone told Greater Kashmir that the blacktopping work on this road would be started in June.
“We are waiting so that the road gets settled,” Lone said.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 20 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 20 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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