By: Khubaib Malik
Shopian: Many people in Srinagar would be taken by surprise that the villagers in a far off area in District Sopian have been asking for repairs and macdemisation of the road along with its widening from the past twelve years, but of no response. The villagers told this reporter that this chronic problem is giving them lot of trouble especially patients, students and passenger vehicles who refuse to ferry the villagers during the rainy season.
One of the village elders told this reporter that they have been tired now and want that the appeal should come through media to Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Deputy Commissioner Shopian to visit the area and see for themselves the condition of the road. The road is really in bad shape from Nehama which connects the district Kulgam to District Shopian.
The villagers of Feripora, Mandujan, Kanjiular, Adijan, Reshi Nagar, Ram Nagri and many other adjacent villages have been suffering due to the bad condition of the road. The village elders told this reporter that they want Governor’s administration to intervene and save them from such exploitation at the hands of engineers who refuse even to set right the road or to widen it. The villagers said that if the District Development Commissioner of Shopian will visit the area, it will give him the real situation on the ground and he will not be misled by the engineers in the meetings that they have set right all the roads.