Khag-Drang road closed as bridge caves in at Shunglipora

A bridge over a Nallah at Shunglipora caved in this morning, forcing Roads and Buildings department to close the Khag-Drung road for vehicular movement.
Khag-Drang road closed as bridge caves in at Shunglipora

A bridge over a Nallah at Shunglipora caved in this morning, forcing Roads and Buildings department to close the Khag-Drung road for vehicular movement.

"The culvert was damaged a week back but authorities remained unmoved till it caved in completely along with the bridge," alleged residents of Shunglipora.

Punctuated by three Nallahs, the Khag-Drang road has several stretches damaged during recent incessant rains, making the residents of the area suffer while travelling.

Three major Nallas, Bamdara at Shunglipora, Selaar at Habber and Ashrin at Drang cross the road that is connecting a large area with Tehsil headquarters at Khag.

The road at the crossing points is in dilapidated condition giving tough times to transporters while crossing the Nallas. The 6-kms Shunglipora-Habber-Drang stretch is in worst condition and residents of the area have alleged that government has left the road unattended, making them suffer.

"We had been demanding black topping of the main road since decades but all in vain," said Qamarudin Shah, a resident of Habber.

"Two years back, the 4 kms stretch of road from Khag to Shunglipora was macadamised, leaving behind the important portion of around 6 kms up to Kahipora," residents of the area rued.

AEE, R&B Sub division Khag, Mehrajudin Bhat told Greater Kashmir that a diversion was being made near the collapsed bridge within two days.

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