Damaged Khanpora Bridge railings pose risk to pedestrians

Damaged Khanpora Bridge railings pose risk to pedestrians

The damaged railings of Khanpora Bridge in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town are posing a threat to the pedestrians.

A visit to the newly-constructed bridge reveals the condition of the railings on both sides of the bridge, which are completely damaged.

The damaged railing could cause a mishap as pedestrians are using the area close to these railing as a footpath.

“The elderly persons often lean against the railing while crossing the bridge. The absence of the railing or damaged railing makes them vulnerable for a mishap,” said Muhammad Shahid of Tawheed Gunj, Baramulla.

The Khanpora Bridge is an important bridge that connects the old town area of Baramulla including Drangbal with the civil lines area. The bridge was constructed over a decade ago.

Demanding immediate repair work on the bridge, locals said that due to the damaged railing, the kids and students who use this bridge to reach tuition centres feel unsafe.

Most of the time, parents have to accompany their children to ensure their safe return.

“The parents remain anxious whenever their kids have to cross the bridge. I often accompany my son when he has to cross the bridge. The authorities should come forward and repair the damaged railings,” said Muhammad Afaq, a resident of Baramulla town.

Greater Kashmir