Kangan: Inhabitants of Yachama Kangan and its adjoining areas have demanded completion of a bridge on river sindh causing hardships to everyone.
The residents blocked Srinagar-Leh highway at Yacahama Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district protesting against the authorities for failing to compilation a bridge on river sindh causing hardships to everyone.
Protesters said the bridge is awaiting completion for last over 12 years due to which the local residents are facing immense hardships.
The bridge is located over Nallah Sindh and connects far flung areas of Yachama area with Tehsil headquarter Kangan and is a vital connecting link with the Srinagar-Leh highway.
The work continued for years and is incomplete since then,” said Firdous Ahmad, a resident of Yachama village of Kangan.
We apprised the senior functionaries in the administration about the issue but they failed to do anything substantial in this regard.
Due to the absence of the bridge there have been dozens of cases of deaths, fire incidents and other accidents in our area which could have been avoided if the bridge connectivity was restored, another protester said.
The bridge is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore by JKPCC. The officials said the lack of funds was the main reason for the delay in completion of the work.