Bandipora, July 04: Residents of Gurez valley in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district are suffering due to an incomplete bridge over the Zadkhus Nallah, which connects them with the district headquarters.
The work on the bridge was started by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) several years ago, however, the bridge is still incomplete, locals complained.
Reyaz Ahmad, a local resident told the news agency— that due to the incompleteness of the bridge they are facing immense hardships in reaching to other destinations.
“Government has failed to complete the bridge within a given time. We appeal to concerned authorities to finish the incomplete work, so that people can get some relief,” he said.
The residents said the construction work on the vital bridge was started several years ago and went on at a snail’s pace for the initial few years. “The work was finally suspended and it has not been resumed since then.”
The local also said about 70 per cent of construction work has already been completed, however, communication to the area has been hit due to the inordinate delay in completion of the bridge.
The locals claimed that the construction company carried the work intermittently, alleging it of overlooking the hardships of commuters.
They appealed to the Lt. Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and deputy commissioner Bandipora to personally intervene and ensure early completion of this vital bridge—(KNO)