Bad Roads Posing Risk to Life, Property in Chowdhry Bagh

Sunken road at Chowdhry Bagh, Rainawari poses risk to life and property. Locals have urged the Governor adminstration to repair the road.

Srinagar- The residents of Chowdhry Bagh, Rainawari have urged the Governor administration to repair vital link road in the area which locals say, is in shambles since last many years.

The locals say stream passing nearby also poses risk to residents and commuters alike as authorities have failed to install a barrier. Residents say the sunken road poses risk to life and property no one is paying heed to their woes.

“There is a high risk of vehicles falling in the stream, which runs parallel to the road. In the past there have been instances when people have drowned in the stream along with their vehicles,” said Umar Hassan Mugloo who runs a grocery shop adjacent to the stream.

“This is literally a death trap in our locality,” he added.

Another local, Parvez Ahmad also voiced similar concerns.

“There is movement of school going children in the vicinity, every time children walk on this stretch we become cautious of their presence and make sure they cross the stretch safely,” Parvez said.

Residents say the road is an important link road between Nishat and Rainawari and is dotted with potholes which hamper the smooth vehicular movement.

Corporator Asif Ahmad Beigh put the blame on previous administration saying that the locality is a victim of official apathy.

He further said the allotment on the work has been done but due to bad weather the work could not be executed.

“This year we will make sure that macadamization of this road is done,” he said.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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