Uri residents express concern over pathetic condition of roads
Baramulla: The residents of over 10 villages in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district have expressed concern over the deteriorating condition of the roads and urged the authorities to carry the repair works.
The residents of Nambla, Thajal, Churanda, Batgrah, Thajal, Tilwari, Jabla, Gohalan, Boniyar, Lagama and Gharkote while lashing at the authorities said that the roads in these areas had deteriorated since last year.
They said that the failure of the authorities to carry repair works on these roads had further worsened the condition of the roads and with the result people of the area were facing severe hardships.
“The department of PMGSY responsible for the maintenance of the roads here is in a deep slumber. The roads are in immediate need of repair as bumpy rides over the pothole-ridden roads are making the lives of the people here miserable," locals said.
Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Nambla said, “We are residing close to the Line of Control and often face adverse situation owing to the sensitivity of the area. Only better roads can make the lives of the peoples here better.”
He said that ceasefire along the Line of Control has created exuberance among the people here as scores of families are now visiting places of tourist attraction.
However, the bad condition of the roads is a big hurdle.
“The area is attracting a lot of people because of peace along the Line of Control. However, the bad condition of the roads is a big issue and often visitors complain of the deteriorating roads,” said Irshad Ahmad of Tilawari.
The locals also complained that whenever residents along the Line of Control face health issues and want to visit Government Medical College Baramulla Associate Hospital or Srinagar, the drivers of commercial vehicles hesitate to operate their vehicles on these roads that are filled with deep potholes and end up damaging the vehicles.
Muhammad Ashraf, another resident of the area urged the authorities to repair the roads so that people heave a sigh of relief.