By: Jahangeer Ganaie
Pahalgam: Batkoot, Pashward and adjacent villages in Pahalgam hamlet of Anantnag are up in arms against the government for failing to macadamise the vital road since last one decade.
“The slogans of providing all basic facilities are proving just a hoax as even in 21st century people are struggling on daily basis in absence of proper road connectivity as lone road leading to Pashward is lying in shambles,” locals said.
Locals said that road was macadamised 10 years before but since then no attention was given towards it.
“We are always being made scapegoats by politicians who often come here and get votes but never focus on the real needs of the people,” they said.
“It is quite amazing that the people have to beg for road connectivity and even after begging no attention is being provided towards the area and our needs,” locals said.
Locals said that the road is full of potholes and all drains along the road are blocked due to which the water from the drains comes on the road creating further problem.
Locals requested higher authorities to look into the matter at an earliest and provide proper road connectivity to the area
Meanwhile, an official of the PMGSY told KNO due to poor response to the tenders, it took time to macadamize the road.
“The tenders are at the final stage, road will be macadamised very soon,” an official said. (KNO)