Shopian villages without road connectivity

SHOPIAN: Around five tribal villages in south Kashmir’s Shopian are without road connectivity and the locals said they are forced to carry ailing patients and expected mothers on wooden stretches.
The villagers said administration has forgotten their villages, and “they have forgotten the concept of road”.
“Last year, a temporary bridge was laid on the Rambiara after hundreds of demonstrations, but the bridge didn’t end their woes,” they said.
Dachno, Krechpathri, Sarbal, Krechpathri and Milanali and adjoining villages are without roads. These villages are situated some 15 kilometers from district headquarter of Shopian in Hirpora belt on historical Mughal Road. “Last year, authorities laid a steel bridge on rivulet, but later the road which could connect the area with rest of world was not developed – forcing the locals to carrying goods on their backs or horses,” Muhammad Nafie, a local said.
Habibullah, another local, said that even in the era of technology – they are forced to carry ailing patients and expected mothers using wooden stretches.
“We appeal the authorities to develop the road so that we can get some relief,” he said.
Locals said that school going children are the worst victims as they as school bus couldn’t travel to their villages.
Deputy commissioner Shopian, Choudary Mohammad Yasin could not be reached for his comments after repeated attempts.

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