Seek Deputy Commissioner’s intervention
PULWAMA, Feb 08: The inordinate delay by the Roads and Buildings Department to undertake the up-gradation and maintenance of Parigam-Pahoo road in district Pulwama, which is in extremely dilapidated condition is taking a heavy toll on commuters.
The road is dotted with holes and ditches along with its length and breadth by which slight rainfall leads to water logging causing massive traffic jams and great inconvenience to locals, transporters especially students and has become accident prone.
The local residents are up in arms against district administration for not paying any kind attention towards this vital road which connects dozens of villages with district Srinagar as well with district headquarter Budgam during peak hours when Srinagar-Pulwama route witnesses huge traffic jams.
“It seems that the concerned department only plains to fill potholes as we are witnessing it from past three years. I’m overhauling my vehicle every month as the condition of road is shabby,” said Imtiyaz (name changed) a local driver of Laribal village.
According to locals the Parigam-Pahoo road has also witnessed a fury of black topping activity in 2015, but the patch work and macadamisation has been left midway from Naman Chowk to Pahoo for unknown reasons.
Despite passing of nearly four years the R&B has failed completely to upgrade and macadamize this vital road. “Various times we have approached the R&B department by representations, but they are only passing the buck and are playing dilly dallying tactics,” the aggrieved residents told Kashmir Despatch.
The angry commuters accused Roads and Buildings Department of having failed to carry out necessary widening and repairing of road. Locals are now demanding the intervention of Deputy Commission Pulwama to take into account the hardships faced by the locals.
When this correspondent contacted R&B division Pulwama, an officer said, “We have prepared the detailed project report of this road and had forwarded to concerned department for its approval, as the funds get allotted we will go for tendering.”