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Wasim Majnoon mir
Kupwara, Oct 09: In kupwara, district administration has totally failed to keep maintenance in the Town kupwara , the only people seen walking on the streets or main road’s in the Town Kupwara are those who cannot afford cars or are unable to flag down a public van or cab.
Navigating the maze of traffic is much more of a challenge if you are on foot. With a few exceptions, there are no footpaths left in Kupwara
“In crowded markets, shopkeepers and hawkers encroach on the pavement. Without a footpath to walk on, it takes a lot of skill to weave through the assorted obstructions to get to one’s destination.”
“I think it has gone from bad to worse, especially in Iqbal Market, Jamia Masjid Road, Bye pass road and the surrounding area. There is no place to park the increasing number of cars, so they block the footpath.
Pedestrians who want to use the footpath face obstructions because of vendors who set up everything from second-hand garments/ matting to tea stalls on the pavement,” said Rouf Ahmad, a customer in iqbal market. Even in residential areas, if there are any footpaths, they have been encroached upon. I find it shocking that we have to walk on the road at the risk and the administration are watching as mute spectator.
We appeal to the Governor of J&K state to take strict action about this matter.