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Budgam playground: Few lakhs denied for footbridge
6/24/2019 10:52:01 PM
Early Times Report
BUDGAM, June 24: The lush green 115 kanal playground at Wathoora, Chadoora in Budgam district could have been developed as an international stadium, but authorities at the helm of affairs neglected this village so much that not even Rs 5 to 6 lakhs were made available for constructing a foot bridge that would make easy access to the playfield as the same surrounded by water from all the four sides.
Notwithstanding the fact that three boys have drowned to death while attempting to cross the Doodh Ganga Wathoora in past years, the administration failed even to connect the ground with main road that leads to Srinagar and Chadoora.
"We have been requesting the authorities to construct a footbridge at Wathoora which could connect the play ground with the main road (Srinagar - Chadoora road ) but till date nothing has materialized while as many stadiums were constructed during last 10 years. Local legislator has also cheated us with hollow slogans as he did nothing in this regard. We don't want international stadium, we want a small footbridge," Ali Mohammad Wagay, a local resident of Wathoora.
Details available with Early Times reveal that a playground is located across the Doodh Ganga river at Shahpora Wathoora where boys generally try to cross the nallah and during summer the water level rises and the danger of drowning increases. Three boys drowned to death as they walked through the canal in past.
Reports say that more than 115 kanals of state land (Khah Charai) is available at Shahpora on the Srinagar Charar-e-Sharief road and this state land is being used by the youth as a playground, but authorities have never given a serious thought about the same and only DPRs have been prepared in past which were never executed.
"We were told that Sports Authority of India had sanctioned Rs 10 crore for developing this playground into a stadium, but till date no formal work has been started and the absence of a footbridge is a long pending demand of the local youth," said Dr Muzaffar, a local resident.
Locals told demanded that government before starting construction work on the stadium must construct a footbridge so that there is no loss of precious lives of the sports lovers and other people.
"Seven years back, the then DC Budgam Mohammad Rafi said that government and the Sports Authority of India had approved the project. Nobody knows what happened to that proposal," the residents added.
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