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Gujjar Basti Larnoo residents seek road connectivity

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Anantnag: The residents of far flung Larnoo area of Kokernag hamlet in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district have demanded road connectivity to the area.
The absence of proper road connectivity has rendered the people living in area economically backward, decried the residents of Gujjar Basti Larnoo.
“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,” they said.
“Many patients at times die on way to the nearby hospital,” the locals said.
“In absence of road, we are forced to take patients especially pregnant women and elderly patients on cots,” they said.
“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.
“Every time at the time of elections, politicians assure us that we will get road connectivity soon but once elections get over, they never visit the area again,” they added.
“There is need to construct just few kilometre of road to connect us with the nearest road, but since 20 years we have been moving from pillar to post but nothing has been done so far,” they added.
The residents accused the local administration of turning a blind eye towards their grievances.
“The successive regimes have failed to mitigate our sufferings,” the inhabitants said.
They have sought attention of higher ups especially Deputy Commissioner Anantnag in this regard.

Jahangeer Ganaie

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

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