Batapora villagers suffer in absence of bridge
Raja Syed Rather
Ganderbal, Jan 19 (KNO): The residents of Batapora Kalas-Pati village of Rayil in Kangan area of Ganderbal district are facing immense hardships due to absence of a bridge over Nallah Sindh
Residents of Pathribal,Balti Mohalla and Theekhri Mohalla said everyday they walk over a makeshift wooden bridge to cross the Nallah Sindh to reach the nearest market.
“The only wish of the people in the area is better road communication – a bridge over the Nallah Sindh – as it will end one of their major problems,” locals said, as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
A local villager said it becomes extremely difficult for the people to cross the Nallah Sindh, which swells up during the rainy and winter season.
Locals disclosed that every year, they construct a temporary bridge over the stream but during the rainy and winter season the gushing waters wash away the bridge, leaving people with no option to cross the Nallah Sindh.
“During rains and winter season the area remains cut off from the rest of the Ganderbal district,” they said.
The residents said that several people over the years have lost their lives due to lack of a connecting link, as they could not get timely medical attention.
“Had there been a bridge, several people would have survived,” they said, adding “only we know how we risk our lives every time we cross the Nallah Sindh during the winter season.”
Locals appealed LG and DC Ganderbal to look into the matter—(KNO)