‘Rs 20 crore sanctioned for better roads in district: Nayeem Akhtar
Bandipora, May 13: The dilapidated Bandipora-Sumbal road has been giving a tough time to commuters, while locals alleged that from past seven years the successive government and local legislators did nothing to mitigate the sufferings of the people.
“The total length of the road from Bandipora to Sumbal is around 35 kilometres and everywhere it is in shambles,” said a group of people to news agency CNS adding that the vehicle drivers are forced to take alternative routes as they want to avoid the road patch from Bandipora to Sumbal.
They said that the road has not been properly macadamized since 2010 while successive legislators and governments only made hollow claims but did nothing for the daily commuters.
“Right from Papchen, Nadhihal, Dachina, Argam, Sadarkoot Payeen and Sadarkoot Bala, Ajas, Safapora up to Sumbal, the road is in dilapidated condition. Patients particularly women in family ways face tremendous hardships when they are shifted to Srinagar hospitals,” they said.
“We urge the government to take repair of the Srinagar-Bandipora road as soon as possible,” he said.
Incumbent legislator from Bandipora Usman Majid said that the macadamization process has been started from Safapora while Minister for Roads and Buildings, Nayeem Akhtar told that Rs 20 crores have been sanctioned for road-widening purpose. “We will sanction more funds and in future Bandipora-Srinagar road will be one of the best roads in the State,” he said. (CNS)