Jahangeer Ganaie

Badimarg Shopian residents construction of vital bridge in the area

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Shopian: The residents of Badimarg village in Imamsahib Tehsil of south Kashmir’s Shopian are without proper road connectivity, locals of the area have alleged.
They said that the tall claims of development are not taken well by the locals here as the previous governments have failed since the past 70 years to even construct a small bridge and a patch of 2 km of road.
The residents said that since the last two decades they are moving from pillar to post to get the approval for the road connectivity but to no avail.
“The construction of the bridge would have connected the village with other districts. Currently, we are cut off from the district as well as from the Tehsil headquarter,” said Sajad Ahmad, a local resident.
“If this bridge is constructed it will shorten the distance, providing much relief to the residents of around one dozen villages,” said Mushtaq Ahmad, another local resident.
He said that people of the area, particularly elders, children and patients are facing a lot of inconvenience in absence of proper road connectivity.
“We have repeatedly knocked on the doors of Chief Engineer R&B, District Magistrate, Executive Engineer but their assurances have also proved hoax on ground,” locals said.
They said that few months back the construction work of the bridge was tendered out but due to unknown reasons work hasn’t been started yet.
“We once again request higher ups to look into the matter and provide proper connectivity to the area so that people can heave a sigh of relief,” the locals said.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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