Pathetic road condition irks Kupwara villagers

Pathetic road condition irks Kupwara villagers
The link-road of Mandir Bagh area adjacent to city centre Lal Chowk has been in dilapidated condition from past four months. [File]GK Photo

Kupwara: The residents of Rengpat and Gujar Nar in Handwara Monday expressed resentment against the authorities for failing to repair and macadamise the main road to their village.

They said that the road had not been repaired even after approaching the concerned authorities several times. The residents said that the road was in shambles, giving a tough time to the commuters. They said that the road was dotted with potholes on multiple spots.

The residents said that now the private cab drivers were reluctant to ply their vehicles on this road which had doubled their miseries.

Locals said that the patch from Government Middle School Gujar Nar to Nika Mohalla was in the worst condition. “Whenever there is a little drizzle, the patch presents a stream-like look and locals are forced to wade through the water to reach their houses,” a resident said.

The residents said that they had brought this issue to the notice of the concerned department many times but nothing concrete had materialised even after a passage of several years.

They said that since macadamisation of roads was in full swing across Kashmir, it would be appropriate to macadamise their road too.

The residents sought immediate intervention of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Imam Din and Executive Engineer Roads & Buildings (R&B) Handwara Division for the timely redress of their grievances.

Similarly, the residents of Al Mustafa Colony, Handwara had earlier this month expressed resentment against the authorities for failing to repair the inner link roads. The residents of Rajpora and adjacent villages had also protested against the failure to repair and macadamise Zachaldara-Satkoji road.

Last month the residents of Bungam, Handwara had expressed resentment against the authorities for failing to renovate the inner link roads.

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