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Rafiabad, Zainageer residents hold silent protests against dilapidated road condition

Post by on Sunday, July 17, 2022

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Baramulla, July 16: Scores of youth from Rafiabad and Zainageer areas of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Saturday held a silent protest inside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here at Baramulla.
 The youth were protesting against the R&B department over the poor condition of Chatkak-Watlab and Dangiwacha- Munddaji roads.
 
The protest was led by Muzaffar Ahmad, DDC member Tujjer, Sopore. The protesting youth said that they have requested the administration several times for the construction of the road, but till date no one has taken interest to resolve the issue.
 
A protestor said that the youth of Kashmir want development and the UT administration must fulfil their promises of overall development of Kashmir.
 
“UT administration has promised to connect every village with the town, and these plans must be implemented at the ground level. The youth of Kashmir want overall development of villages and towns,” he added.
 
Muzaffar Ahmad DDC member Tujjer, Sopore told Rising Kashmir that they had come with an intention to lodge a protest at the district headquarters. “Wemet the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr. Sehrish Asgar and requested for redressal of issues at an earliest.”
 
“ Munddaji area of Rafiabad is a tourist place. The 13 kilometres road from Dangiwacha to Munddaji was inaugurated in 2010 but only 1.5 kilometres has been macadamized till date. Likewise the Chatkak to Zainageer is in dilapidated condition and in this regard we met Dr. Sehrish Asgar DC Baramulla and are hopeful that these issues will be redressed at an earliest. She assured of prompt action and even directed the concerned department to start the work on Chatkak to Zainageer road from tomorrow,” Muzaffar said.
 
He added that there are dozens of villages which are linked to these routes but the roads are in such bad condition that driving on it is not free from any risk.
He demanded that the road be macadamized immediately.
 
The protesting youth said that if the Department failed to macadamise these important roads within a month, then they will be forced to stage a hunger strike.

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