Srinagar, Nov 2: With the works on Excavation of Sheikh Baqir Ziyarat Road from Dar Ganie Gund-Sofigund of Tral villages remaining incomplete even after nearly 13 months,. Residents said that they face lot of inconvenience due to incomplete work , hindering public movement on the roads.
“The construction work on this Road was taken up in a hurry after the Assembly polls but when the Govt fell down, the contractor, for unknown reasons, has stopped the works midway, which has been causing a lot of inconvenience to pedestrians and the vehicles alike:, they said.
They further said that he road was dug up for underground drainage works and the mud excavated has been left unclear which has resulted in huge mounds of mud piling up along the road, causing hindrance to pedestrian and vehicular movement.
“The incomplete work has also badly affected street vendors, who used to walk on this road. The incomplete works is also posing threat to school children and women as the road passes through mountainous area. It is also posing some health problems as the underground drainage along the road is broken at some points, with channel water which is flowing side by to the road, leaking all along the road with unbearable pungent smell. We are facing threat while walking on this road, as the road passes through the land sliding prone region, said group of students,” they said.
“People of the village especially women and we students are facing immense hardships due to potholes and plethora rocks on this road”, students from Sofigund village added. Ishtiyaq Ahmad, Junior Engineer R&B Tral speaking to Press Trust of Kashmir said “project was under CM fund and was not approved officially”.
He said that the Funds of the excavated work also not sanctioned adding that the contractor got only 10 lakh out of 60 lakh. He said that the work will not be re initiated until the funds will not be sanctioned. (PTK)