Year on, damaged Nambla bridge still in shambles

Year on, damaged Nambla bridge still in shambles
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BARAMULLA: It has been a year since a pillar of an iron bridge in Nambla village of border town Uri came down due to floods in the stream it spanned, but the authorities have not taken any steps for its repair yet.
Villagers told Kashmir Reader the government had installed an iron bridge on a local stream in Nambla in 2016 after many requests, even protests. Last year, one of its pillars got damaged and the bridge collapsed from one side. Since then, people have continued using the damaged bridge to cross the stream because, despite repeated requests, the authorities are in deep slumber.
Irshad Ahmad, a local, said, “The bridge used to connect not only the people of Nambla A with wards B and C, but hundreds of school children, including the students of Government High School Nambla, Middle School and several primary school students are now crossing the stream through this damaged bridge every day, causing the parents of these school children great worry.”
Another local of the village said that one third of the population of the village lives on the other side of stream and this was the lone bridge to connect thousands of villagers with Uri town. However, after last year bridge damage, people have been forced to continue using the bridge nonetheless. “A few days ago, the Health department organised a medical camp in the compound of Government High School Nambla; not only did local people cross the stream using this damaged bridge, the Uri Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Baseer ul Haq Chodery, also used it to cross the stream.”
The people of the village appealed to the authorities to repair the bridge’s broken pillar as soon as possible to avoid any untoward accident.

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