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Potholes on Srinagar roads irks commuters, triggers mass anger
3/19/2019 12:16:57 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Early Times Report

Srinagar, Mar 18: Potholes on almost all the Srinagar roads has evoked widespread anger as the Roads and Buildings department is grappling with multiple challenges including inclement weather and shortage of macadam besides specific fund allocation for repairing the city roads that are in shambles.
The dilapidated roads have added to the woes of people as they don't only lead to traffic jams but also cause damage to the vehicles besides posing a threat of accidents.
"The road stretch from Qamarwari to Bemina to Lal Chowk is in shambles. There are big potholes posing risk of accidents. Many commuters have already complained of damage to their vehicles," a group of travelers on this road stretch said.
The people of Batamaloo have a similar story to tell. "Due to the intense snow fall this winter, the road stretch from main Batmaloo though the bus stand to Mominabad is in shambles," said Muhammad Shabaan, a local.
He said that despite certain reminders, the concerned authorities are not taking up the repair work.
The ehart of the city, Lal Chowk has many potholes which make the life of the shopkeepers and others difficult.
"If macadamisation is not possible right now, the concerned authorities even didn't do the main patchwork," said Ghulam Muhammad Mir, a shopkeeper.
He said recently a load carrier turned turtle after one of its tyres got stuck in a pothole. "The driver of the vehicle had a narrow escape," he said.
Similarly, areas like Rajbagh, Chanapora, Rambagh Barzulla have also bad roads. Many residents of Pantha chowk area of Srinagar also complained that the authorities were callous about filling the potholes let alone mecadamising the same. "The road stretch from Sempora to Zaffran Colony has turned into a stream due to sinking of a major portion of road. We have been requesting the concerned, but no step is being taken," said a group of residents of Sempora, Panthachowk.
Chief Engineer R&B Sami Arif said that the action has been started and the repair work of roads has been started. "Though there is no specific fund allocation for the roads but action has been started and things will be visible on ground after a few weeks," he said. "At least Rs 20 to Rs 30 lakh rupees will be spent in every constituency in the coming weeks. We were facing problem as vehicles were not able to ferry the macadam from the plants due to the inclement weather but now that the weather has improved, apart from the patchwork, filling of potholes, we will also undertake mecadamisation process."
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