9 yrs on, PMGSY road in Tral village yet to be completed


Srinagar, Mar 25: The locals in Nagapathri Tral expressed resentment against “PMGSY”authorities for failing to complete 5 kilometre road in the area, even after passing of around nine years since its first phase.
According to the dismayed locals, work on Nagapathri-Wazilkulnaad road in Tral area, under “Pradan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana” (PMGSY) was started in the year 2008, but due to some unknown reasons, it was later on stopped by the concerned authorities. Despite the passing of nine years now, concerned department failed to restart the work there till date, left residents in mess.
As per the locals, the project to repair the 5 Kilometre hilly road from Kahlil Lalpora to Wazil-Kulnad via Nagapathri , under PMGSY scheme , was first started in year 2008, but soon after first phase, the work was stopped for around eight years.
After a long delay of 8 years, the work was restarted in 2017, which bring smile on people’s faces in this area who in turn thanked the authorities for restarting the work and were hoping to see the black-topped roads soon in the area, but unfortunately work could not be completed as the authorities delayed it again after working for sometime.
Soon after the work was stopped, the locals expressed displeasure and blamed the government for failing to redress the pleas of residents, who constantly face issues due to the lack of proper road connectivity in the area.
People particularly patients and the students are facing immense hardships due to the potholes and plethora of rocks on this road, which gives tough time to them.
“It is very unfortunate that concerned department has increased our miseries as the road is in dilapidated condition and is giving very much tough time to us while travelling on it ,” Irfan Wani , a resident of Nagapathri village said. “It is taking a lot of time for us to fetch the basic items from Lalpora and Ourigund areas, which is injustice for us and should be redressed without constant delays.”
Women folk also demanded the repairment of the said road as the area is wildlife prone and travelling through this road can be dangerous anytime.
“We always face threat and other difficulties while travelling through this road as it is constructed pathetically in between the area which is full of wild animals,” a group of women told this reporter. “Authorities should ensure our safety by restarting work on this road as early as possible.”
Meanwhile, the officials of PMGSY had clarified that due to some tough curves on the road, the work is frequently being delayed and may take some more time to complete.
People of the area have requested the higher authorities particularly to Chief Engineer PMGSY Kashmir, to personally look into the matter.