Lack of bridge on Tongri Nalla in Shopian risks lives of students

Lack of bridge on Tongri Nalla in Shopian risks lives of students
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SHOPIAN: Inhabitants of DK-pora, Narwani, Batpora, Manihal, Thokerpora and adjoining villages demand the construction of Bridge on Tongri Nalla which was damaged in September 2014floods.

Residents told Kashmir Reader that they face immense problems due to non-availability of Bridge on the Nalla. They said that after the bridge was damaged in floods a diversion was made by the government which is unsafe and are apprehensive about their children who have to cross it every day on way to schools of DK-pora and Narwani.

Manzoor Ahmed, a resident of DK-pora said that several bridges were reconstructed by the government but this one was left due to unknown reasons. “We brought this issue in the notice of higher functionaries of government but till date, no step was taken by the government to built this bridge,” he said.

They said that old bridge was made of cement pipes and the flood washed away all of them in 2014.

They also said that bridge was the lone connectivity for 12 villages and government must look into their problem and start work on the bridge on priority.

Executive engineer roads and buildings department Shopian, Abdul Aziz Bhat told Kashmir Reader that he will look into the matter. “If it has not been covered in any scheme then I will write to higher authorities so that its construction is taken up soon,” he said.