5 years on, Sonwar inhabitants await repairs of link road

5 years on, Sonwar inhabitants await repairs of link road
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Srinagar, Dec 17: Inhabitants of Sonwar areas here are up in arms against authorities for failing to undertake repairs on dilapidated link road at Bonamsar.

Locals said that the dilapidated road is affecting around 3000 families living at Sonwar and its adjacent areas.

Riyaz Ahmad Bhat, locality president said that Srinagar Municipal Corporation had issued the allotment to the contractor for carrying macadamisation.

“On 21 September, this year, the contractor came along with machinery to our locality and asked us to move the cars parked at roadsides to some other places as he was going to start macadamisation process next day,” Bhat said.

He added that, however the contractor didn’t turn next day and also took the machinery back without having a word with locals.

Seconding him, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, another local said that later locals approached SMC. “At SMC, we came to know that the allotment work for this road was diverted to some other area,” he said.

The dilapidated link road has affected residents of Palpora, GupkarMohalla, Sonwar-A and other adjacent areas.

Locals said that this vital link road is also helpful in decreasing traffic rush on the main road.

“The main road stretch from Gupkar crossing to Shivpora remains choked with traffic jams. Therefore, the interior link road was helpful for locals, serving as entry and exit point to reach respective destinations,” they said.

Locals allege the successive government had failed to address the issue and the road is in dilapidated condition for past five years now.

“This is one of the important link roads but dotted with potholes hampering smooth vehicular movement,” they rued.

SMC Commissioner AtharAamir said that he would look into the matter.

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