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12 years on, PMGSY fails to construct five kilometer long road in Tral

12 years on, PMGSY fails to construct five kilometer long road in Tral
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Pulwama: Even after the passage of over 12 years, the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) department in Pulwama has failed to construct a five kilometre long road in Tral Sub division of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Locals from Tral belt said that work on Lalpora-Wazilkulanad road was started some 12 years back but authorities have failed to complete it.
They said that they have been suffering since decades and felt relieved when the road was approved.
“But we were not expecting that it will take so much time to complete a five kilometer road stretch,” Nazir Ahmad Dar, a local resident said.
He said that the process of demarcation of land was done in year 2008 and in year 2009 construction work was started however, due to back-to-back suspension of work on the road, the road is nowhere near completion.
Meanwhile, locals said that they have knocked doors of every government authority and despite their repeated assurances the road is still incomplete and is giving tough time to the locals residents.
They added the elderly people, children and expectant mothers are facing more problems as vehicles rarely ply on this dilapidated road.
Locals have appealed government higher ups to look into the matter and demanded completion of the dilapidated road at an earliest.
Executive engineer PMGSY Pulwama, Muzafar Ahmad said that restructured proposal has been already submitted before the government authorities and it will be approval in next few days.
“Once we get the formal approval orders we will start work on it and ensure that the road is completed,” he added.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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