By: Jahangeer Ganaie
Shopian: A vital road from Hajipora-Wasawhalan in Harmain hamlet of South Kashmir’s Shopian district is in dilapidated condition as authorities have failed to repair the road, locals alleged.
Locals from Hajipora, Chotigam, Kharwara, Sangran, Wasawhalan and its adjacent areas said that the road hasn’t been macadamised from the last several years due to which mainly patients and the aged people have to suffer a lot.
They added that the condition of the road is so bad that it is difficult to move by foot on this road.
The locals accused the government of neglecting the area for too long now and requested them to look into the matter.
“We now feel ashamed that how many times we have to bow before high ups for the repairmen of this road,” Subzar Ahmad. a local resident said.
Subzar said that from the last four consecutive years during summer season, they are being assured by authorities that the road will be macadamised but every time their assurances prove hoax on ground.
“It seems that the same will happen this year as every day we are being told that the work will start tomorrow, but when that tomorrow comes only God knows better,” he said.
Assistant Executive Engineer, Roads and Buildings Department-sub division Zainapora, Nisar Ahmad, said that part of the macadamisation process will start within the next two days as only a macadamisation of only 800 meter out of six kilometers has been approved as of now.
“The mettling on the rest of the road will be also done this year besides that a drain and R- wall wherever required will be constructed this year, while the full macadamisation of the road will be done next year,” he said. (KNO)