Bridge Develops Cracks, 2 Years After Inauguration

Sopore: The Sopore By-pass bridge which took 23 years to complete and was thrown open for traffic two years back has developed wide cracks, making it unsafe for travel.

The 226-meter long bridge was inaugurated in 2015 by the then chief minister late Mufti Sayeed when it was completed after 23 years. Only after year down the line, the bridge has developed cracks, and the authorities are allowing the traffic to move on it partially.

The residents of Badambagh Sopore said that the concerned agency is working to repair the bridge but these are minor changes which will not reduce the risk for thousands pf people who travel on it daily.

“We fear to travel on the bridge as it can cause a major accident,” said Nisar Ahmad, a local resident.

A driver Altaf Ahmad said that it was good decision to construct the bridge but it is sad to see it cracking after a year.

“The government should take this issue seriously and take action against the agency that constructed it,” he added. (KNS)


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