by Tahir Bhat
KUPWARA: The villagers of Trehgam, Kunan and Poshpora are up in arms against the administration demanding repair and macadamisation of the road that connects the villages with Kupwara town.
The representatives of these villages on Thursday held a protest demonstration outside the office of the Deputy commissioner urging the administration to pay urgent heed to their demands.
The Block development Council chairman Trehgam Mohammad Abdullah Mir while speaking with the media asked the administration to explain why the important road of the district is in shambles.
Former Sarpanch of Poshpora Fayaz Ahmad Mir warned that if the demand was not met then they would be forced to take out all the men, women and children out on roads in protest.
Aabid Quadri, a political activist and village representative in Poshpora blamed the past governments and the administration for neglecting the road that is now covered with potholes, ditches and craters.
A resident of Posphora who daily commutes to his shop in Kupwara complained of bumpy rides as he said it takes him one hour to traverse the otherwise 10-minute journey. He said that his car now needs service and repairing frequently as he added that the road has now become propane to accidents.
Deputy Commissioner Kupwara said that he has heard the demands of the protestors and directed the Executive Engineer R&B Department Kupwara to get the potholes filled and patchwork done on priority.