Precious Kashmir News
Anantnag, Oct 20: Locals in different parts of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district have appealed administration to focus on interior roads first then only organize ‘My Town, My Pride’ shows in the district.
They said from past three years the interior roads of Anantnag town are in shambles. The look of these streets and roads were disfigured by Urban Engineering and Environment Department (UEED) that started work on the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) in Anantnag town in 2018.
“Government has launched an initiative under ‘My Town, My Pride’, but we want to ask the government where is the town and where is the pride when majority of the interior roads are in shambles and nobody pays heed to them,” the locals said.
“Main roads have been fixed but the interior roads in multiple areas of Anantnag town are still in shambles and despite government allocating funds for the repairing of these roads, R&B has done nothing much to the annoyance of the people. Hoisting flags and banners won’t change the ground reality. UEED dug up the roads in almost all the market places and interiors of the town with the permission of Roads and Buildings Department to fix the sewage underground pipes. Though the market roads were macadamized after public outcry, but the interior roads and streets were left unattended,” they said.
The streets of Sarnal, Kadipora, Cheeni chowk, Reshibazar, Janglatmandi, Ashajipora, Lazibal, Malaknag are in shambles.
“The winter is coming and it will be difficult for people to pass through these streets when there will be rain or snowfall,” the locals said adding that potholes on the roads create problems for commuters and pedestrians as well. (KNT)