‘Kashmir News Trust’ #KNT
Residents of Khag area in central Kashmir’s Budgam staged a protest against Roads and Buildings (R&B) department for failing to complete the construction of a 12-kilometers stretch Aripanthan road.
Locals amid sloganeering blocked main road at Khag and thereby bringing the vehicular traffic to a grinding halt.
The protesters said that the work on the road started in 2017 and it is still incomplete. “We are baffled by the indifferent attitude shown by Roads and Buildings department,” they said.
Scores of vehicles got stranded due to the protest and the blockage of the road.
The protesters said that they raised the issue several times but nothing changed on the ground. “In Kashmir, protest is the only way to attract the attention of the authorities,” a protester told KNT adding that they will intensify the agitation against R&B Department if dilapidated roads are not macadamized.
The protesters said that even the link roads to villages like Hazarpora Kandhama Gumbroo Nasrpora Lokipora are dotted with potholes.
The protesters dispersed after hard efforts by civil and police officials who assured the agitated people that the project will be completed soon. (KNT)