Elahi Bagh mess, admin slumber persists
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, May 28: The residents of Elahi Bagh and adjoining areas are up in arms against the National Buildings
Construction Corporation (NBCC) for ‘sluggish work’ on a road in the locality.
Residents claimed that for the past one year Ellahi Bagh Green Valley road was in a mess ever since the drainage work was started there.
“Last year NBCC started drainage work on this road by laying sewerage pipes. We initially refused to let them work on this road but then they assured us that they would complete the project within three to four months. But it’s still in shambles,” said Lateef Ahmad Shah, a resident of Elahi Bagh.
“All the sewage pipes have been laid but the authorities have not macadamized the road due to which we are facing a lot of inconvenience,” he added.
The road has turned so messy that it has created grave problems for the locals.
They alleged that the road developed huge potholes making it difficult for the pedestrians and vehicles to move.
“A number of people got wounded on this road due to slippery conditions causing severe injuries to them. Two days back a bike got stuck in potholes. The biker somehow managed to set himself free but the bike was damaged,” said Gulzar Ahmad Ashaie.
The road is not only affecting the vehicular movement but also creating health problems especially among the school going children. Locals complain that everyday they have to wash the uniforms of their children owing to dusty road. “My son developed chest problem a few days back and the doctors advised him to avoid dust. Our children have to change their uniforms everyday because they get dirty due to dust,” said Bilal Ahmad, a parent.
Other children too have reportedly fallen ill. Moreover, due to the dilapidated condition of the road, the movement of four wheelers has become difficult.
“We have to travel on foot at least for a kilometer to board a bus as the vehicles have stopped plying on this road owing to its dilapidated condition,” said Muhammad Tahir, another local. “We approached the authorities several times but no heed was paid to our complaints,” he added.
The NBCC has been claiming that road repairs wasn’t their baby but that the Roads and Building department had to do it. The R&B on the other hand says it’s waiting for the “road to settle before macadamization could be taken up.”
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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