Budgam: Residents of Chewdara village of Beerwah in central Kashmir’s Budgam district are up in arms against the Roads and Buildings (R&B) department and district administration for failing to macadamise one of the leading road towards the Beerwah Tehsil.
They said the road which connects Ohangam, Beerwah, Meerpora, Soibugh, Rathsun, Magam, Wanihuma, and other villages in Beerwah tehsil is in worst condition.
Due to potholes and bumpy road, we are facing immense hardships, the locals said.
“Drivers, school children and shopkeepers are the worst sufferers. The district administration is doing nothing to repair the road,” said Rameez Ahmad Zarger, a driver. He said due to potholes, the vehicles suffer damages. The dilapidated condition of the road poses risk of accidents, he added.
Gowher Bashir, a resident of Chewdara village said, “For the last 7 years, Chewdara Beerwah road has not been macadamised even once. After rains and snowfall, the road turns into a cesspool.”
The residents have threatened of hitting the roads if authorities don’t take urgent steps to carry out the repairs and macadamisation of the road. When contacted, the Executive Engineer R&B Budgam Asghar Ali Watali said, “We have submitted the proposal to the government.”