Residents demand completion of works on Trenz Bridge
Shopian: Even after elapsing of over three years, a vital bridge being constructed over Rambiara in Trenz area of Shopian district in south Kashmir is awaiting completion.
Locals said that the construction of the bridge was started in 2017, however, since then authorities start work for some time and later leave it abruptly.
They said that during the last three years work was started several times but was left midway without completing it due to which locals were left suffering.
Mudasir Ahmad, a local resident said that authorities work on the project at a snail’s pace that is why they are yet to complete it.
He said that in absence of bridge the locals are facing problems while commuting towards Pulwama where hundreds of local residents have to reach for jobs, education and business purposes.
“If this bridge will be completed, this will be the shortest route for us to reach industrial estate Lassipora Pulwama,” said Ubaid Ahmad another local resident, while adding that this route will pave way for hundreds of fruit growers to fetch their produce to cold store chains.
Locals said that they are waiting for the day when this bridge will witness completion and after that a local cab service can also be started to benefit the local travelers and commuters.
They said that they have already informed the district administration about the delay in works but so far their grievance has not been addressed.
They once again requested the concerned authorities to pace up the work and complete this bridge an earliest.
On contacting Deputy Managing Director JKPCC Er Masood Wango, he said that due to the situation that arose due to abrogation of article 370 and later due to Covid lockdown, the civil works on the project got delayed.
He however, said that the bridge will be completed by May 2021.
He said that the bridge is 600 meter long and is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 31 Crore.