Budgam,Sept 20: the main support system of modern lifestyle, are turning into a major annoyance for people in Budgam. Many see commuting as a “great inconvenience” of their everyday life, in some cases even leading to accidents. It is official apathy or lackadaisical approach of government, several important road links of Budgam District are in dilapidated condition for a number of years which have become cause of plight for local residents.
Adv Inayat a local resident of Razwen the road from Soibugh to Beerwah is awaiting macadamization since it was half macadamized before couple of months. The road link is important and connects near about 50 villages to city outskirts from Sub Division Beerwah. “Despite being an important road link we fail to understand why officials have never bothered to repair it. In absence of maintenance, the road has developed dangerous potholes causing immense inconvenience to commuters,” said Inayat
He said that not only local residents, but transporters are up in arms against the administration for failing to repair the road stretch. “we pay texes, but the government fails to provide quality roads,” said a sumo driver.
Mohd Altaf Mir a local resident of Chewdara Beerwah Said that the authorities are not paying heed to their request of macdamization. He said whenever a VIP or senior officer have pass through this road, the authorities sprinkle water on it but for us, they are not doing anything”
Many drivers simply refuse to take passengers on this road as it damages their vehicles and reduces the trey life, said Adv Inayat, even the shopkeepers in the whole area are complaining of slump in business due to dusty conditions, while our business had also suffered badly because of poor conditions of the road,” we have developed chest complications due to dusty conditions.
The conditions of road in the area has worsened, and worse conditions of the road is a continuous pain for peoples from all walks of life. The road has sunken in Chewdara, Radbugh,Razwen, Chaira, Ohangam and other areas, due to bad conditions of road, the patients, students and elders are facing problems. When contacted to EX Eng R&B division Budgam he didn’t receive our repeated phone calls.