By: Raja Syed Rather
Ganderbal: The bad condition of Gutlibagh road, presently submerged, due to incessant rains have disrupted normal life in the area and adjoining villages of district Ganderbal.
Locals said that since the last eight years the road has remained in shambles due to the negligence of the concerned department.
The road which is the only connectivity for various villages including Wayil Wudar, Gutlibagh and Baba Wayil was taken over by the executing agency for patch works but since then no heed was paid to maintain it by the department despite repeated requests by the people.
“The road gets inundated during rains and compounds the problems for locals,” the villagers said.
The only source of dewatering was a flood channel in the village which has also been converted into drainage by the department.
People said that during incessant rains the road poses threat to human lives as some casualties have been already witnessed in the past.
“The road is the glaring examples of authorities apathy. Traveling through these routes is full of danger as road accidents can occur anytime,” locals said.
“We had requested the concerned department to macadamize the roads, but our pleas have fallen to deaf ears. The road condition has worsened this winter. Our commuting time has increased manifold due to bad roads,” said another resident.
Locals have appealed Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal to consider their demand and direct the concerned department to repair the road at the earliest. (KNO)