Shopian villagers lament deplorable road link

Shopian villagers lament deplorable road link
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SHOPIAN: A five-kilometer link road from Imamsahib to Laddi village here is giving tough time to residents as the condition of the road is so deplorable that cab operators are refusing to start a service.
Villagers said that despite being an important link with tehsil and district headquarter for around ten villages, the road has never been macadamized.
Residents of Kadgam, Kenigam, Chitterwach, Dobipora, Laddi and adjoining villages lament the “step motherly attitude” of authorities towards their area.
They said that they have several times requested cab operators to start a service through the villages but they refused because of the condition of the road.
“We are facing huge problems. We are forced to walk a long distance for getting a service cab or bus,” Junaid Ahmad Rather, a local resident said.
A group of villagers told Kashmir Reader that they brought the issue to the notice of higher officials but despite that the problem persists.
“We request the officials concerned to do a needful regarding our problems,” Sanaullah Mir, another resident said.
Students from the area complain that they get exhausted by walking several miles to reach their schools.
Executive Engineer Roads and Buildings Shopian, Abdul Aziz Bhat told Kashmir Reader that they would make repairs of the road after taking stock of the condition.
“We have not made any new proposal about macadamisation of roads, once we do it, we will put this road under the plan,” Bhat said.