The villagers of Laharwalpora in north Kashmir's Bandipora district suffer immensely due to the dilapidated condition of the road.
The villagers told Greater Kashmir that the concernedauthorities have failed to upgrade the condition of the road for last fiveyears even as they have been apprised umpteenth times.
"The road was last macadamized in the year 2014 and sincethen the concerned authorities have failed to upgrade its condition, therebymaking villagers suffer immensely. The road has developed huge potholes atseveral places due to lack of maintenance by the concerned department," saidvillage head, Muhammad Ramzan Malla.
The villagers said that during dry weather they face a lotof difficulties due to the dust and when it rains, huge potholes developed dueto non-maintenance of the road get filled with water.
Laharwalpora village is located on the banks of Wular Lakewith around 700 households and is mainly dominated by the fishermen community.
They said that the road has not been upgraded from the last5 years from Watapora, which connects the village with Bandipora town, having aroad length of around 3 kilometers.
Assistant Executive Engineer R&B division Bandipora,Javid Ahmad, said that they have already issued a tender of around Rs 17 lakhsfor upgradation of the road this year.
"The road will be upgraded this year and it will be raised abit from ground level to prevent it from getting waterlogged. Due towaterlogging the condition of the road worsens so we have to upgrade the roadfirst and for that we have already issued a tender," he said.
He said that last year they had macadamized 200 meters ofthe road, however this year the road will be first upgraded for its propermaintenance and next year the road will be macadamized.