Dilapidated Kishtwar-Trigam road irks residents

Dilapidated Kishtwar-Trigam road irks residents

They said the PMGSY department once took up the road project but left the stretch incomplete.

Lamenting over dilapidated condition of the Trigham-Kishtwar road link, the residents here today appealed the authorities to ensure early repairs.

A group of locals while talking to Greater Kashmir said the road which connects Trigam area with Kisthwar town has been lying in a dilapidated condition for last three years while authorities have failed to ensure timely repairs.

 

The residents said that almost 5 Km stretch of the link road is in very bad condition which causes extreme inconvenience to the commuters and passersby. “In dry season it causes so much distress because of dust whileas in wet weather it is impossible to set foot on the road due to accumulation of mud”, they said.

 

They said the PMGSY department once took up the road project but left the stretch incomplete. “They left the portion without blacktopping due to reasons best known to them”, the group said.

 

“Due to bad condition of the road and lack of proper drainage system, it becomes prone to accidents”, said Frooq Anwar, a member of the group and accused the authorities of failing to maintain the road properly.

 

“There are numerous potholes from village Mailan to Sheikhpura  to end of Trigham. I don’t know how many more months the government is going to wait to repair these roads. Are they actually waiting for to see these roads turning into death traps”, said Pankaj Kumar a resident of Mailan village.

 

The locals appealed to the District Development Commissinor Kishtwar and concerned department to make possible the repairs of the road at the earliest.