Pothole-ridden Bemina-Budgam road makes life difficult for commuters

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Srinagar: Residents of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday expressed dismay over Roads and Building Department (R&B) department, for failing to repair the Bemina-Budgam road, leaving the residents fuming.

Locals told Free Press Kashmir that the 11 kilometre stretch is dotted with potholes and pits, thus making it prone to accidents. “Since the past 2 years, the road has not been macadamised by the concerned department,” one of the local resident told FPK.

Expressing resentment, the infuriated locals said that despite repeated pleas to the department and concerned officials, things on ground have remained unchanged.

“The road connecting with several areas of district including Mirgund, Sebdan, Bemina and Srinagar, is in complete shambles, people often face problems especially during the emergencies,” a local resident, Aijaz Hussain Ganie told FPK.

Ganie said that the stretch is barely ten or eleven kilometres from the city and a portion of the area falls under Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) but all authorities have turned a deaf ear to the issue,” he said.

Another resident said that local transporters often avoid plying on the road. He said that during emergencies, people often choose alternate roads.

Another commuter, Adil Yattoo at Khumani Chowk Bemina said that the bad road is hampering the commuters badly, particularly the office goers. “We have approached the authorities many times but nothing has been changed so far,” he said.


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