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Bridge constructed in Anantnag village but sans any approach roads

Bridge constructed in Anantnag village but sans any approach roads
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Anantnag: A bridge in Anantnag district has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs eight crore, however the bridge failed to provide any relief to the people as the authorities failed to construct an approach road on either sides of the bridge.
Locals in Dachnipora and Khovipora belt of Anantnag said that a bridge was approved over the Lidder stream with an aim to connect Dachnipora with Khoveripora in 2002.
They said that after a long wait work on the bridge was started in year 2010 and it was finally completed in year 2014 by JKPCC, however, since then no approach road has been constructed which would have made the bridge serviceable.
Locals said R&B department was supposed to construct these roads, however, 6 years after completion of bridge just a patch of 500 meters from Sallar to Bhagwani has been constructed but rest of the road has been kept pending.
The locals said that despite constructing the bridge, no approach roads have been constructed and locals continue to suffer as they have travel by foot for several kilometers to reach the main road.
The locals alleged that since the bridge is not in service the locals have to suffer in absence of any public transport in the area as well.
They added that they have raised this issue with the concerned authorities several times but to no avail.
Meanwhile, officials in R&B department said that the 3-Km Ashmuqam Aamad road has been approved and work on the same will start soon.
They said DPR of Sallar-Bhagwani road has been also submitted and hopefully it will be approved soon.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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