BIJBEHARA: Residents here in Bilal Colony locality of Bijbehara town rue official apathy over mending a road, putting dozens of families living in the area to much inconvenience.
Bilal Colony is located behind Bijbehara’s new Bus Stand and is not more than a hundred meters from the National Highway. People lament that the colony’s main approach road has been left in shambles for years now.
Despite the local people making repeated pleas to the concerned officials, nothing has been done to mend its condition, which puts the general public to sever inconvenience.
The residents have, a few days back, collected money for the third time to fill road’s potholes, but to no avail.
“A little drizzle or a drain overflows, and we are back to square one,” said Faheem Ahmad, a resident.
He said that as the road is the main approach road to the colony and to the local mosque, its use is unavoidable for the residents.
Due to the pathetic condition of the road, several of the residents’ cars have been damaged recently, he added, “apart from the dangers it poses to children and the elderly of the locality”.
The locals have been intimating the district and sub-divisional administration time and again but nothing has been done in this regard.
“Only recently we even lodged a complaint with the Governor’s grievance cell. A few days later, some people arrived and took some measurements, but there has been nothing since. We have not heard from the people again,” Rayees Ahmad Salroo, another resident of the colony, told Kashmir Reader.
Kashmir Reader talked to the Bijbehara Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Abdul Rashid Dass, in this regard and he has assured immediate action.