BUDGAM: The people from various villages of the Beerwah Tehsil in central Kashmiri’s Budgam district demanded the government to take necessary steps for the repairing of the Arwah-Ohanagam road and opening of the bridge for the traffic movement.
The locals said that the construction work of the Arwah- Ohanagam bridge was started in the year 2009. However, the construction work of the bridge has almost been completed. But no necessary steps have been taken to repair the road and opening for the bridge in the area.
“ The government has spent a huge amount upon this project but it has not provided any kind of relief to the people, because it has not opened for traffic movement,” They said.
Farooq Ahmad Rather, one of the locals from Ohangam village told the Kashmir Reader that the government has started the construction of the bridge in the year 2009 at Nallah Sukhnag. Now the bridge in the area is almost completed. But it has not opened for the traffic movement till this date.
“The main of the construction of the bridge in the area was to provide another new connectivity for the other villages of the Beerwah tehsil. But due delay in the opening of the bridge for the traffic movement the people are facing hardships on a daily basis,” Rather said.
“The construction work of the bridge between Arwah and Ohangam village was started 12 years ago. However, the bridge has been completed by the concerned agency. But unfortunately, no necessary steps have been taken to repair the road and opening of the bridge for the traffic movement,” Said another villager from Arwah village.
He said that the opening of the new road will help the students and people to reach schools, college, hospital and other government departments in the Beerwah Tehsil within low time. But unfortunately the government has failed to take the further steps to repair the road and opening of the bridge as per the official permission.
Chief Engineer of Roads and Buildings (R&B) Department, Showkat Ahmad told the Kashmir Reader the department will look into the matter.