Perilous roads consuming lives in Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Residents of Kandiwara village of Anantnag district blamed that the non-maintenance of roads by the R&B (Roads and Buildings Department) is a major cause of accidents in the area. 

The government, residents alleged has neglected the roads in Kandiwara village and other areas leading to accidents. “Major cause of accident is either error of driver, defective vehicle, or non-maintenance of roads,” said a local Nazir Ahmad. “Some major accidents have resulted in Kandiwara village due to landslides, bad roads and debris on the road which the concerned department fails to remove despite having funds and manpower.”

He further said that people were being misled when major accidents took place and they did not attribute these to the road condition. “If the government ever holds a probe in all the accidents in Anantnag District, people would come to know that it is the bad roads which have rendered life vulnerable here,” he said.  

In 2011, a driver of the school bus lost his control in Kandiwara village in which 15 school children’s died on the spot.

The villagers blamed that non-maintenance of the roads by the R&B department as major cause of accidents in the area.

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