Aijaz Nabi Bhat
Srinagar, Oct 25: The 12 km stretch road from Aripanthan to Khag in central Kashmir’s Budgam district is in shamble from past 4 years and authorities are unmoved.
According to reports this project was under centrally sponsered scheme Central Road Funds with an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore, and work on this was started in 2016.
The road is in a bad condition and is taking a heavy toll on the health of travellers.
A local namely Fayaz Ahmad said the road was to be widened 40 feet out of which 26 feet road was supposed to be macdamised.
“But nothing has been done related to macadamization. Now winter is approaching and macadamization period is almost over. This area (Khag) is a hilly area, where temperature drops from the beginning of the September,” he said.
Another local said the road is in such a worst condition as it takes hours for the locals to cover this 12 km stretch. “Nobody is bothered to pay heed towards our grievances’. This road turns muddy during rains”.
The locals urged the LG Manoj Sinha to intervene and make the road traffic worthy. (KNS)