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Kupwara Diary

01:36 AM Mar 26, 2024 IST | TARIQUE RAHEEM
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Handwara-Vilgam road in dilapidated conditions, commuters suffer

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The dilapidated road condition from Handwara to Vilgam of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district is giving tough time to the commuters.

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Residents complained that the road which connects dozens of villages was in shambles.

“The road is dotted with potholes on multiple spots, exposing the claims of the authorities to improve road connectivity,” they said. “Though considered to be a main connecting road to areas from Handwara to Vilgam, the road has been left unattended by the concerned department, giving tough time to the commuters.”

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Ajaz Manzar, a resident of Kukroosa said, “The pathetic condition of the road has become a severe issue for the people of Ramhall belt. However, the authorities are watching the miseries of people as mute spectators and doing nothing about addressing the issue. Commuting on this road has become time-consuming.”

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The residents said that they had brought this issue many times to the notice of the concerned department but after several years, nothing concrete materialised.

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Kalaroos residents aghast over unscheduled power cuts

The residents of several villages in the Kalaroos area accused the authorities of not providing them electricity as per schedule, making things hard for them.

The residents said that they had been experiencing severe power outages even in the holy month of Ramadhan.

The students of these areas are also anguished with the prolonged power cuts affecting their studies.

“We have never experienced substantial electric supply and the situation has gone from bad to worse during the holy month of Ramadhan. The authorities resort to power cuts without any justification,” said a student.

They have sought immediate intervention from the higher ups to look into the matter so that the hardships being faced by them come to an end.

Traffic mess takes toll on commuters in Kupwara

The frequent traffic jams in Kupwara main town have become nightmarish for the people.

The residents said that the usual traffic jams on the new bypass and near Sub District Hospital (SDH) Kupwara have been giving a tough time to commuters and the situation has worsened during the last 10 days.

They said that wrong parking and encroachment of footpaths have been the main reason for traffic jams in the town.

The residents have appealed to the concerned authorities to intervene and address the issue forthwith.

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