BARAMULLA: The residents of Dargam village of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district are up in the arms against the government for failing to construct a bridge on a local stream.
Resident of Dargam Pattan said there is a local stream called as Gundari Nalla and from the past several decades the people are facing hardships due to the absence of a bridge on the Nalla. They said that in 2003 they requested then MLA Pattan Molvi Ifikhar Hussain Ansari to construct a small bridge on the Nalla so that people do not face problems; however no bridge was constructed till date.
They also said MLA Ansari also promised up gradation of road.
They added said that are forced to shift patients on shoulders to health center Nihalpora which is three kilometres away from the village due to bad condition of road.
“We have no direct road to reach Tehsil headquarter Pattan. We have to cross several villages that too most of the time on foot. The drivers are reluctant to ply on the road due to its bad condition,” Abdul Majeed a local said.
The village has over 6000 population and most of the people are living under below poverty line, villagers said.
Executive Engineer (EXN) Roads and Buildings (R&B) department Baramulla Abdul Rashid said that department had already forward its proposal to the government for the construction of bridge but they have yet to release funds for the same. I will again forward reminder letter to our higher officials so that they will release funds.”
Regarding the repairment of link road, I also passed the proposal of repairment of their link road and in next few days we will start work on it.