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Several roads in Achanbal in dilapidated conditions, locals demand macadamisation

Several roads in Achanbal in dilapidated conditions, locals demand macadamisation
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Anantnag: Several vital roads in Achabal belt of Anantnag district are in a very bad conditions since the past many months now as locals allege that authorities have forgot to mecadamise them.
The roads which are in dilapidated condition include Achabal-Chittergul, Achabal-Kanganhall and Thajiwara to Khundroo, they said.
Locals from Achabal said that the 22 Kilometer Achabal-Chittergul road is a very vital road connecting over 50 villages with district headquarters Anantnag.
“But this road has been neglected by the authorities even though the locals have complained about it many times,” the local residents said.
They said that despite connecting various important places like Shangus, Utersoo and Chittergul with rest of the district, authorities due to unknown reasons have been taking this road for granted.
Locals from Kanganhall and its adjoining villages have also alleged that they are suffering due to the potholed road from Achabal to Kanganhall.
“This road was macadamised a decade before and is lying in Shambles but no attention is being given to the repeated requests of local residents,” said Waris Ahmad, a local resident.
Locals from Thajiwara and Khundroo area have also alleged that the vital road from Thajiwara to Khundroo is lying in shambles but no attention is being provided towards the upkeep of the road.
The local said they approached the concerned authorities several times with a plea to macadamize the road, but all in vain as nothing has been done in this regard.
“We want to bring it to the notice of concerned officials of R&B department to improve the condition of the road at the earliest so that we don’t have to suffer anymore,” they said.
On contacting Assistant Executive Engineer, R&B Syed Ishfaq, he said that the macadamization work was not carried out due to lack of funds.
“Once funds will be available the roads people are complaining about will be macadamized,” he added.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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