Say R&B left vital work to repair by-lanes of influential people
Bandipora: Local residents blocked Sopore-Bandipora highway in this north Kashmir district on Friday to protest the alleged failure of the Roads and Buildings (R&B) department to macadamize a vital road link.
Dozens of residents assembled near the Kaloosa bridge and blocked it for vehicular traffic, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. The protesters alleged that the department has ignored the vital road at Muslimabad by leaving the macadamization midway.
They alleged that the department has “instead resorted to the macadamization of lanes and by-lanes of the few influential people and bureaucrats living in the vicinity.”
“These few Babus have so much influence that the work on main road from Kharpora to Muslimabad has been stopped after blacktopping it partially, now they have turned to repair of their inner links and by-lanes. It is sheer injustice,” the aggravated protesters said.
The residents said that the ignored road is vital as it is used as an alternative route to divert traffic during rush hours.
The protestors demanded that the macadmisation of the road be resumed at the earliest.