SHOPIAN: The 20-kilometer stretch of the vital Shopian-Litter road is giving tough time to the residents, because of the slow pace of “widening work”.
The work on the widening of road was started in 2017 and more than a year and a half has passed but the road is in shambles.
According to the official sources from Roads and Buildings department Rs 17 corers were sanctioned for the development of road.
The road from Heff to Shopian, around 15 kilometers long, has also turned into a dry rivulet. Locals told Kashmir Reader that they were facing immense problems due to the deplorable condition of road.
“It takes us almost two hours to reach Shopian, which should t
Take less than 40 minutes,” Sajad Ahmad, a resident of Turkwangam said while demanding speedy completion of road.
Inhabitants from the area also said that due to the slow pace of work the road has turned dusty and with a small wind, dust enters into their houses.
“We have to bath twice a day, once we leave home for school and on return we have to do it again because of the dust present the road,” Muhammad Irfan Dar, a college going student said.
A group of senior citizens from Turkwangam area told Kashmir Reader that instead of 12 feet for black coating, at least 18 feet should be covered under macadamisation.
“If they covered same width of under black coating as it was earlier then what was the fun of widening this road,” Javid Ahmad Mir said.
A top district level official from Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) told Kashmir reader that they have started black coating from Litter side and soon the whole road will be covered.
“These projects take time for completion but soon the road will be completed,” he said.