Kupwara, Feb 10: The makeshift wooden bridge over Nullah Hudd in Kralpora area of Kupwara has been giving tough time to people for several years, but authorities are yet to construct a concrete bridge so that the hardships being faced by people may end.
“The wooden bridge being used to cross the nullah poses a threat to the people. Children, elderly and women feel insecure while moving on this bridge. We are suffering badly in the absence of a proper concrete bridge,” a local said.
The bridge connects several villages including Rishgund, Dardsun, Gazeryal, Aloosa, Main market Kralpora, bus stand Kralpora and several other villages but still authorities are not coming up with a concrete bridge here making things worse for the locals.
Locals said that the makeshift bridge was constructed after they contributed funds in 2014 but now its condition has deteriorated posing threat to the commuters.
“Although construction of a concrete bridge was started near Jamia Masjid Kralpora a few years before, only a few pillars have been built so far. Don’t know why the construction work was left midway,” a local said.
The residents said that they have moved from pillar to post during the last few years for redressal of their grievance but to no avail.
They have sought immediate intervention of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Ayushi Sudan in this regard, so that some concrete steps may be taken for construction of a concrete bridge.