Precious Kashmir News
Shopian, Oct 14: Demolition of seventeen shops and two residential houses was carried out in Shopian Town here for widening of Shopian-Bijbehara road.
The demolition was awaited for a decade as these structures posed a serious threat for smooth movement of traffic besides continuing to be a critical bottleneck in managing the traffic in Shopian town.
The widening of the road was taken in the year 2012 but unfortunately couldn’t not be materialized as the shopkeepers demanded proper rehabilitation. During the last one year the acquisition and rehabilitation was taken on fast track basis under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Mohammad Yasin Choudhary.
The widening of the vital Shopian-Bijbehara road has been approved by the Government of India and the project was sanctioned an amount of Rs 48.93 crore for the up-gradation and widening purposes.
The road is the vital link to around two dozen villages that connects them to south Kashmir’s largest town Anantnag.
The widening of the road would pave way for development in the area as it would serve as a main link between the people of Shopian with the National Highway and will in turn boost the economy in the area.
This road would benefit half of the population of the district and would ease the sufferings of people during winters.