Locals rue dilapidated condition of Shopian roads
Shopian: Several vital roads in Shopian district are in dilapidated conditions and authorities have failed to repair these roads, locals alleged.
The locals said that several roads including Chitragam-Sugan road, Zainapora-Aglar road and Babapora-Watchiroad are in a bad shape for many years now.
The residents of Sugan, Dragad, Heffkhuri, Maldera, Chitragam and its adjacent areas said that Chitragam-Sugan road has not been macadmised from the last several years due to which locals- mainly patients and the aged people have to suffer a lot.
They added that the condition of the road is so bad that it is difficult to move by foot on this road.
Meanwhile, the locals from Aglar, Darbagh, Nikloora and its adjacent areas also said that Zainapora-Aglar road is in a very bad condition and needs to be macadmised at an earliest.
The locals accused the government of neglecting the area for too long now and requested them to look into the matter.
Locals from Watchi, Safanagri and Babapora areas also alleged that authorities have failed to repair and macadamise the main road in the area.
“The macadamisation for the said road has been sanctioned last year but even after that also the road has been left unattended,” they alleged.
Commenting on the bad condition of the roads, Assistant Executive Engineer, Roads and Buildings Department-Sub Division Zainapora, Nisar Ahmad, said that all three roads are in plan during the ongoing year.
He said that the patches where condition of these roads is bad will be macadamised this year.
He added that the macadamisation process in going on in the district and very soon these roads will also be taken care of.