Kupwara roads present medieval look; residents rue Beacon, R&B for bad conditions

KL Report


Like many other areas of valley, the road condition in north Kashmir district of Kupwara is so bad that residents are coping to live with it and believe to be living in medieval times.

Most of the roads of the district have potholes and lie in shambles with the vehicular movement at snail’s pace, the residents are up in arms against Roads and Buildings department as well as Beacon authorities.

The roads include Kupwara -Degree College which is a vital road in Bohipora area that is in dilapidated condition in over a decade. While the residents of Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district are up in arms against the beacon authorities for not giving a satisfactory treatment of the dilapidated Lolab road.

The residents said that for past few days macdamization of road is going on, but is not satisfactory in any way.

“After repeated representations BEACON started the macdamization of lolab road, but a thin layer of coal is being spread on the road, which does not serve better”, said Ab. Majeed of Khumriyal.

Another resident Mohammad Ishaq of Kalaroose said “If they cannot do justice to the work they should stop macdamization. Because Lolab residents have suffered a lot while while waiting for the betterment of road”,

Locals have appealed to government for paying attention towards the work going on and the beacon authorities should be directed to do justice to the work.

Meanwhile when contacted Officiating Commander 109 RCC Beacon was not available for the comment.


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