Residents and commuters are up in arms against bad condition of roads between Waskura to Wakura area of Ganderbal. Asking for immediate improvement work, locals have asked the concerned authorities to act swiftly in the matter. They have warned of protests in case the genuine demand isn’t met.
Talking to the Kashmir Vision, people of the area alleged official apathy and indifference. They said that despite being an important road, Waskura – Wakura via Batwina road has been neglected in the process of improvement of roads in the district, despite public demands. The road stretch remains dotted with potholes, the locals alleged.
The road connects several villages in the area and due to the bad condition of the road, students and employees of the area in particular face immense hardships during their daily travel.
“From time to time, we have been assured by the politicians about the improvements of the said road, but nothing has materialised on ground,” said a local resident.
“It gets very difficult for us to reach on time to school,” said Arif, a student.
The bad condition of roads has also meant absence of proper drainage system that compounds the problems for commuters.
“The problem is manifold. Things get worse during rainy season that makes roads accident prone,” said Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Kharbagh.
“We have time and again apprised the authorities about the condition of these roads but our appeals have fallen to deaf ears,” he added.
Residents have now appealed District Development Commissioner Ganderbal to intervene into the issue and redress the grievance.