Srinagar, Oct 26: Shalimar link road, the one kilometer road stretch, which connects Dargah Hazratbal and SKIMS Soura via Foreshore Road speaks volumes about the slipshod approach of the government vis-à-vis its renovation.
Dicey potholes have made this vital road stretch much vulnerable for even pedestrians to walk on, not to talk of plying vehicles as the authorities seem least bothered towards the safety of the people.
The macadamization of this road was done some two years ago and ever since the government did not bother to spend a single penny on it except for hollow promises vis-à-vis its renovation.
The locals living around Shalimar Link Road accused the government of turning a blind eye towards the depilated condition of this vital road link.
“After 2014 floods this road became vulnerable for traffic movement as the deep potholes spreading around a half kilometer from both sides not only poses threat of serious accidents but also resulted in irksome traffic jamming,” Suhail Ahmad, a local from Telbal said.
The situation of roads in old city and some uptown localities are no different as the same are yet to see macadamization despite promises by the successive regimes.
“We don’t expect anything from the government as the promises they made with people from time to time proved to be hoax. I want to draw the attention of Lieutenant Governor towards the dilapidated roads of the old city which have never been repaired,” Ajaz Ahmad from Rajouri Kadal said.
He said the condition of the roads in the old city has become worse due to the authorities’ casual approach with regard to their renovation. Ahmad said the situation is going to be much worse in winters—(KNO)