Commuters fume as Aglar Shopian road lies in shambles

The main road connecting dozens of villages with district Shopian is in pathetic condition from past several years with authorities ignoring its repairs.

Local residents said that the condition of the road creates lot of problems for the commuters. The 22 Kilometer long road connects Aglar, Shirmal, Heff, Chilipora, Turkwangam and its adjacent areas to the district highway.

The road has developed lots of rough patches and the water from drains and other streams is running on the road at many places, alleged a local from Shirmal shopian.

The condition of the road is very bad and it is painful for school children who have to travel to their respective schools daily. Besides, several old aged patients also face difficulties even while moving towards the hospital.

Locals have alleged that they have made frequent visits to the offices of various district officers, but nothing has happened so far.

Faisal Ahmad, a youth from Heff village said that the road was macadamised in the year 2009 and that day onwards the road has been left unattended by the authorities, he added.

Mohammad Shahid, a resident of Sugan said that most of the drivers do not run their vehicles on this road because of its bad condition due to which employees, patients, women and others are facing hardships.

When contacted, Executive Engineer, R&B Shopian, Abdul Aziz said that a project on the road has been framed and work has been started on it.

“The frequent disturbances in the area are leaving us with no other choice than to halt the work on the project.

“I advice the locals to have patience and we will developed the road as a model road,” he said.

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