Decades on, construction of Pahalgam-Tral stretch still incomplete
Pulwama: Though several decades have passed since residents of Pahalgam belt in Anatnag district and Tral belt in Pulwama district have been demanding the construction of Tral-Pahalgam road but on ground nothing has been done to address their demand.
Residents of Lihindajan, Walarhama, Sallar, Kular, Liver and its adjacent areas in Pahalgam belt and Bugmud, Karmulla, Panner, Mandoora, Bhatnoor and its adjacent areas in Tral say that successive governments promised them that the road stretch will be constructed as it will be shortest road between these areas, however on ground nothing happened.
They residents said that if the road will be constructed the distance between Tral and Pahalgam will remain just 10-12 kms.
Nazir Ahmad, a resident of Bugmud said that from decades we have been taking up this issue with each and every official but on ground no concrete step was taken.
“The road connectivity will help the people of both districts in getting connected with each other but authorities never took it serious,” he said.
Residents of both areas requested higher ups to take up the construction of the road so that residents of both the districts can feel relieved.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Tral Shabir Ahmad Raina, when contacted said that the R&B department is waiting for NOC from the forest department besides formalities to start work on this road.
He added that department has already submitted DPR and the estimated cost of the road is 29 crore rupees.