‘Developing of  foreshore road along Anchar lake to ease traffic, boost tourism’

Srinagar: The residents of Umerhair, Buchpora, and its adjoining areas here have demand setting up of a foreshore road alongside the eastern bank of Anchar lake and linking it with Gadora road to ease connectivity between Srinagar and Ganderbal besides boosting tourism in the area.
Setting up of this foreshore road according to them would ease pressure on the present narrow stretch through the residential colonies at Umerhair.
They demand the foreshore road be connected through Ali Jan Road at Bohlochipora Soura.
A delegation led by Chairman Behbood Committee Umerhear, Buchpora Abdul Qayoom Shah said road leading to Gadora and Dagapora has been wrongly connected with Srinagar at Umerhair as the area  highly congested.
“This road passes through dense residential areas of Umerhair, Buchpora and is proving to be disastrous to the houses built along this road as most of them have developed cracks,” he said.
Shah added that  plying of vehicles, which usually move at high speed, and local residents are always at risk to be hit. Also, the residents have become victim of breathing problems due to dust as the existing road is in dilapidated condition.
Frequent traffic jams on the road become hurdle for pedestrians and it damages water pipes and hit electric poles that disrupt water power supply to the area, said Ghulam Hassan Bhat, who was among the delegation.
“Due to heavy vehicular movement, noise pollution and horn sounds it gives sleeplessness nights and can lend heart diseases and deafness,” Bhat said.
Peer Naseer Ahmad said connection of Gadora road with the foreshore road will reduce distance between Srinagar and Khirbhawani temple at Tulmulla by seven kilometer by bypassing dense downtown of Srinagar.
This will also expose Anchar Lake to tourist attraction and decrease pressure on Dal Lake, Ahmad said.
The residents of the area have appealed to authorities to address their issues at the earliest.