5 years on, Ramwari bridge awaits construction

People suffer, authorities mute

Ramwari (Sonamarg): Inordinate delay in construction of a bridge at Ramwari here is causing immense inconvenience to the inhabitants.
 The inhabitants said Government had released Rs 17 lakh in 2007 for construction of the bridge. “However despite withdrawing the funds the bridge is yet to be constructed. The delay in construction of the bridge is causing immense hardships to us as we have to take longer and risky routes to reach the Srinagar-Leh highway,” the residents said.  
 The residents said they had many times appealed the concerned authorities to start work on the bridge. “But our requests met with deaf ears. We are scared over safety of our children who have to cross over a dilapidated wooden bridge to reach school,” said Muhammad Jameel, a local.
 They said the Minister of Forests and Environment, Mian Altaf who is also MLA Kangan had last year sanctioned Rs 1 lakh from his Constituency Development fund for the bridge.
 “Still the work was not started. We make a fervent appeal to our MLA to direct the concerned authorities to undertake construction of the bridge on priority,” said Ghulam Muhammad Raina, sarpanch Gund.

Reports compiled by Sheikh Nazir

Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 23 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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