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Even after over 2 months of snow clearance, Sinthan Road yet to open for vehicular movement
People demanded restoration of traffic through Sinthan pass, DC Kishtwar to take call after August 15
8/9/2020 1:22:01 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report

Jammu, Aug 8: The people living in Marwah and Warwan areas of Kishtwar District have demanded restoration of vehicular movement on Sinthan pass road which was cleared from snowfall in the 3rd week of May 2020 after it remain closed due to snowfall for about six months.
Sinthan road provide the shortest an easy connectivity to Marwah Sub Division having population of around 45,000, but has been deliberately kept close by the District administration to prevent the spread of COVID 19 from adjoining Anantnag District which is worst affected by Corona Virus.
As per the details available with Early Times after remaining closed for nearly six months, the authorities in Kishtwar District in 2nd week of May first clear the snow on Margan top and made the 40 KM road from Matigowran to Inshan for traffic worthy followed by snow clearance on Sinthan top situated at an altitude of 12500 ft above sea level in 3rd week of May 2020, but despite clearing snow on Sinthan top road the authorities keep the road close on the pretext that the COVID 19 infected persons from adjoining Anantnag District might come in Chatroo Sub Division which could possibly be proved as dangerous to the health hazards of the local inhabitants.
It is pertinent to mention that Marwah and Warwan areas of Kishtwar District have road connectivity through Anantnag District of Kashmir Division.
Speaking to Early Times, local Congress leader Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh said that due to continuous restrictions on closure of Sinthan road, the people traveling to Marwah and Warwan areas of the District are facing lot of problems since people had to travel via Ramban which is a long route.
Sheikh said that with the opening of Sinthan pass road, the travel distance would shorten by around 80/100 Km beside travelers also get respite from heavy traffic jams on Batote-Ramban-Anantnag stretch of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and called upon the authorities to declare the road open for traffic. Majority of the government employees who travel to Marwah and Warwan told the Early Times that they too face lot of inconvenience by travelling through Ramban and added that they have even spent many days under quarantine after traveling through COVID infected areas of Anantnag and Ramban District also called for opening of Sinthan top road. The inhabitants living on both side of the Sinthan pass also called for opening of the road so that they travel to see relatives since many families married each other on both side of the mountain.
The officials in District Administration said that the restrictions on traveling on Kishtwar-Anantnag-Inshan-Marwah road via Sinthan has been halted since Anantnag District falls in Red Zone.
Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Rajinder Singh Tara when contacted said that the administration will sit after August 15 and assure to look into the possibilities of through open the Sinthan road for vehicular movement.
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