Srinagar, Feb 25: Even as the authorities assured that the work on a 3-kilometres road stretch between Aabshar Colony to New Stadium, Rohmoo in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district will be started in September last year, the road continues to present a dilapidated look causing inconvenience to the locals.
Locals told Excelsior that due to the pathetic condition of the road, they are facing immense hardships even as they said that the administration has failed in addressing their issue.
“The road has never been repaired as far as I know even as recently the concerned department said that works will be carried out soon-and that was way back in September, however, since then, they have not bothered to start the work,” Bashir Ahmad Wani, one of the residents said.
The residents said that due to the bad condition of the road, they are facing immense issues, particularly, the commuting on the road becomes tough during the winter season.
They said that whenever it rains, many vehicles get stuck in deep potholes even as they said that the concerned authorities have been turning a blind eye towards their issue.
“While the normal commute on the road is difficult, the things become more difficult when there is an emergency during the night hours and patients need to be taken to hospitals due to large and deep potholes that have emerged on the road,” the residents said.
They said that time and again, they have brought the issue to the notice of the concerned department even as they said, the officials are aware of the same.
“But we are not sure what is stopping them from starting the work; at least they could have filled the potholes, to begin with, so that other works would be taken up after March,” the residents said.
Officials told Excelsior that they have completed all the formalities and that they are now waiting for the necessary approval and other formalities to be completed by the village sarpanch.
“All the formalities have been completed from our side and that we are currently waiting for the work order which is to be provided by the concerned sarpanch; once that is issued, the work will be started without delay,” Zuhaib Ahmad, Junior Engineer (JE) of Rural Development Department (RDD) told Excelsior.