Residents face hardships due to absence of bridge on Tral-Pinglish road

Residents of more than a dozen villages suffer due to poor road connectivity as ‘Watal Ara’ stream just ahead of Tral town at Kanil Mohalla is without a bridge, despite public requests to R&B Department.

Residents of more than a dozen villages suffer due to poor road connectivity as 'Watal Ara' stream just ahead of Tral town at Kanil Mohalla is without a bridge, despite public requests to R&B Department. 

The road leading to Pinglish area from Tral town is though in a dilapidated conditions and villagers through self service did some maintenance and laid some bolder on it but lack of the bridge over the stream is their main concern. 

The maintenance of the road is very important as it connects with tourist spot , Shikargah from one side and sub-district hospital Tral from another side.

Farmers of the area also suffer as they are unable to plough their fields in the absence of bridge to take their cattle and tractors across the stream.

The road mostly belong to the Kanil Mohalla Tral-i- Bala, Pinglish, Shikargah ,Koil, Laribal and Cheribugh villages.

"Our patients mostly suffer when they cross the "bumpy road" and it even gets worse when water flows in the stream," locals complained.

Every day on this road, hundreds of students, employees, laborers and patients walk as it connects them with the main Tral town, they added.

On the other hand, residents at Kanil Mohalla Tral complained that they are living a 'dreadful' life when it rains.

"During floods especially in 2010 and 2014 we left our homes to save ourselves as we took another route from Pinglish but could not evacuate our cattle as we had no bridge to cross." says Showkat Ahmed, a local.

Villagers say that they have sent "hundreds of applications" to the concerned Road and Buildings Department and other government officials to put up a bridge so that the pedestrians can walk smoothly.

When contacted Chief Engineer R&B Kashmir, Abdul Hamid Shiekh said that the matter will be taken with the government 'immediately' to put up a bridge at the place.

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