Despite elapse of more than two years the administration in South Kashmir’s Verinag are has failed to repair or reconstruct the bridges that were damaged during the September 2014 deluge.
The bridges connecting villages in Sandran, Dooru, Verinag and Kapran areas of Anantnag suffered extensive damages during the floods but to the surprise of teh villagers the bridges have not been constructed so far.
Pertinently, a number of bridges were washed away and some were partially damaged. However, only three bridges were repaired in the Dooru Constituency.
The bridges which have not been renovated are Gorinard bridge, Rain Chowgund Bridge , Khahdar Bridge and Kapran bridge .
All these villages are facing acute hardships in the wake of no or poor connectivity with the main town Verinag and Dooru and other neighboring Villages, said local residents.
“If the water level rises in the Nallah Sandran after rain fall, hundreds of students are not able to attend their schools as they cannot cross the Nallah as it is very risky even for elders to cross the Nallah after rains,” Mohammad Saleem, a local said.
Another local resident, Mohammad Yousuf Magray said that the lack of connectivity affects the education of our children.
“Every now and then they have to skip school as it is difficult for them to cross the stream,” he said.
Besides, the people have to carry the sick on their shoulders and carry them towards hospitals by crossing the stream, he added.