By Raashid Hassan
Pulwama: The dilapidated condition of Chakura-Malangpora is causing immense trouble to the local residents who decry official apathy and step-motherly treatment to the area.
Residents of Panzgam said that the road in the area is bumpy and dotted with potholes. “Due to the bad condition of the road, the transporters avoid plying their vehicles compelling villagers to walk by foot to reach respective destinations,” a local resident said.
“We tried to agitate the issue through protests but it did not help. The condition of road is highly deplorable and the commuters and pedestrians are facing huge inconvenience every day,” said Mushtaq Ahmed, a local.
Residents of Tokuna, Beigpora, Batpora, Khandaypora, Nowgam, Panzgama, Jangalnad and adjoining villages told Kashmir Reader that they are facing huge problems while travelling on this road and authorities are in deep slumber.
“Employees and students of the area fail to make to their work places and educational institutions in time as the public transport barely plies on this dilapidated road,” Feroz Ahmed Dar, resident of Panzgam village said.
“Due to the bad condition of road which was macadamized long time back, the 15-minute journey of 12 kilometers from Chakura to Malangpora takes 40 minutes, ” Mohsin Bhat , a university student from the area, said.
The officials said that there was no chance of immediate repairs to the road. “Work on Chakura -Malangpora road will stated in April and the same will be macadamised in May 2017,” Executive Engineer, Roads and buildings department said.
He said an assistant executive engineer would be dispatched to the area to take stock of the road situation.