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Wantiwon Tral village lacks road connectivity, allege locals

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Pulwama: The inhabitants of Wantiwon Tral village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district are up in arms against the administration for its failure in providing road connectivity in the area.
The absence of road connectivity is causing huge inconvenience to the residents of this area, the locals said.
They asked the government to bring their area under the purview of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
The absence of proper road connectivity has rendered the people living in these area economically backward, locals decried.
“We are not able to move their goods due to absence of road,” the residents added.
For ration and procurement of other essentials, we have to visit other areas and due to absence of roads, we are facing immense difficulties, in getting these especially during the winters, the locals added.
Due to the absence of healthcare facilities too, the patients have to cover miles to visit the adjoining health centres.
“Many patients at times die on way to the nearby hospital,” the locals said.
“Several cases of death of pregnant ladies have been reported from the area due to absence of healthcare facilities,” the locals added.
“We are treated like animals as no attention is being provided towards our village despite repeated visits to the offices of concerned officials,” they said.
“You won’t find any office where we haven’t gone to get road connectivity but nothing is being done on ground,” they said.
“There is need to construct a three kilometre road to connect us with the nearest village which has road connectivity, but since 20 years we have been moving from pillar to post but nothing has been done so far,” they added.
“We have to cross a canal in order to reach to the nearest road and when the water flow in the canal is high we fail to cross it and our movement remains confined to our village and we are unable to take patients to hospital in such situations,” Nazir Ahmad Bhat, a local resident said.
The residents accused the government of turning a blind eye towards their grievances.
“The successive regimes have failed to mitigate our sufferings,” the inhabitants said.
“We have now put all our hopes in the present dispensation and hope that our issue is resolved,” the locals added.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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