SHOPIAN: Residents of Ayend, Rawalpora, Dashipora, Beminpora and adjoining villages rue the deplorable condition of Ayend Road in Shopian.
Residents said that macdamisation of the road was sanctioned years back but due to some unknown reasons, officials diverted the funds for construction of another road.
The link road connects a half-dozen village with district headquarter via Shopian Vehil Road.
“After we came to know that the sanctioned funds have been diverted to another road, we went to the executive engineers office and he told us that the official who did this has been suspended and assured us that this road will be macadamised on priority, “Abdul Rasheed Bhat, a local resident of Rawalpora said while adding that six years have passed but the road was not macadamised.
Villagers accuse the government of neglecting the area in development.
They said that due to the reluctance of public transporters to ply on the road students, office goers are facing a tough time. Muhammad Riyaz, another villager told Kashmir Reader that they brought this issue in the notice of all district level functionaries but their problem was not solved.
Executive engineer roads and building Shopian, Abdul Aziz Bhat told Kashmir Reader that this road will be macadamised after approval of funds this year. “The condition of this road was worst but we raised its raiding surface last year and now we have plans of macadamization this year,” Bhat said