Potholed Nagbal-Bandpawa road irks commuters
Shopian: The villagers in South Kashmir’s Shopian district are up in arms against the Roads and Building (R&B) department for failing to repair the Nagbal-Bandpawa road stretch, thus leaving the commuters to lurch at large.
The residents of Nagbal, Alishpora, Drawini, Gund Darvesh and Bandpawa villages of Shopian said that the road stretch was not macadamized since long.
The locals said that the one part of the road was macadamized many years back while as the another stretch was never macadamised at all.
They said that they are facing immense hardships in absence of a proper road.
Shakeel Ahmad, a local resident said that the road has developed several potholes due to which the commuters prefer to choose another long routes to reach the main town Shopian.
He added that the locals approached the concerned authorities several times but nothing has been done in this regard.
Aamir Ahmad, a students from the locality said that they are being forced to walk about 4 kms by foot everyday to reach the school.
He urged the authorities to look into the matter and redress the grievances of the locals at an earliest.
“It is unfortunate that the local leaders and district administration have failed to pay any attention towards the area,” he said.
Executive Engineer of R&B department district Shopian, Zahoor Ahmad said that they will look into the matter. “Every possible step will be taken at an earliest to repair the road,” he assured.