Devsar roads in pathetic condition, commuters face hardships
Devsar, Sep 27: The tall claims of the State government about providing of better road connectivity in villages fall flat in Devsar area of Kulgam in South Kashmir as majority of the roads in the district are in complete shambles.
“Due to the pathetic condition of roads, the commuters and pedestrians are facing huge inconvenience everyday,” the locals told Greater Kashmir.
According to the residents of Kund belt comprising more than 17 villages, the roads in the area are bumpy and dotted with potholes.
“The roads at Waltengo, Nowbug, Warpora, Waril Nadangoh and adjoining villages are damaged and have never been repaired and subsequently macadamized,” the villagers told Greater Kashmir.
They said that due to the bad condition of the roads, the transporters avoid plying of their vehicles and the villagers have to, at times walk by foot to reach to their respective destinations.
“The employees and students fail to make to their work places and educational institutions respectively on time as the public transport barely plies on these dilapidated roads,” said Muhammad Yousuf, a villager hailing from Kund, adding the transporters claim that due to the pathetic road condition, the annual maintenance cost of their vehicles have gone up.
He said that even a small downpour inundates the roads and it becomes immensely difficult for the pedestrians to walk.
“The problem gets compounded when the villagers have to ferry the patients to Devsar or Qazigund hospitals as it takes hours to reach there even when you have your own vehicle at disposal,” said Abdul Raheem of Waltengoo Nar village.
He said that as majority of the people in this remote area are poor and cannot afford their own vehicles, so they have to rely on public transport.
“Even the ambulances don’t turn up to ferry the patients with serious ailments or expecting mothers, resulting into loss of precious lives,” Raheem said.
The condition of main roads of Devsar including Mirbazar-Devsar road, and Devsar Kund road is no different.
“The road connecting Mirbazar to Devsar and connecting villages of Akhran, Malipora, Hablish, Agroo and Adigam too is also in shambles while the condition of Devsar-Kund is miserable,” said the villagers.
The residents said that although the area is barely few Kilometers away from Srinagar-Jammu Highway, but the authorities have never bothered to macadamize the road.
The residents sought the intervention of District Development Commissioner (DDC) in this regard.
Reports Compiled by KHALID GUL
Lastupdate on : Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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