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Kulgam-Chitragam road in Shambles, locals demand macadamisation

Kulgam-Chitragam road in Shambles, locals demand macadamisation
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Will macadamise this vital road next week:- Exen PMGSY

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Kulgam: A very vital road from Kulgam to Chitragam crossing Yaripora is in dilapidated conditions since several years now and authorities are watching the sufferings of the people as mute spectators, locals have alleged.
The locals from Hangalbuch, Batpora, Tungdanoo, Yaripora and many others have alleged that road was macadamised in year 2012 and since then the road has been left in shambles and people are waiting for macadamisation to take place yet again.
They added that the dilapidated condition of the road is giving tough time to commuters and those who have to travel through the road for various purposes.
Nazir Ahmad, a resident of Kathpora said that this road is of vital importance as the road connects Kulgam to Shopian, however authorities have neglected it.
He added that the road connects over 50 village to Tehsil headquarters Yaripora and Chitragam besides district headquarter Kulgam but authorities are not giving any importance to this road.
Locals say that they have been informing the higher authorities to pay heed to the road but all such prayers have fallen to ground.
The locals once again requested higher ups to take up the development of the road at an earliest so that locals can heave a sigh of relief.
Executive Engineer PMGSY Kulgam Farooq Ahmad Mantoo when contacted said that they have already submitted a report to the Chief Engineer about the condition of road and have prioritized the road for macadamisation.
“We expect it will approved in coming 2 to 3 days, so that we can macadamise the road in next week,” he said adding that once it will be approved work will soon be started on the road.

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