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After admin fails for 8 years, Army begins construction of road in Uri village

Locals welcome the move

Post by RK News on Thursday, December 15, 2022

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Srinagar, Dec 14: After the local administration failed to reach out to the people for 8 years, the Army on Wednesday began construction work on a link road in Uri village that was damaged due to the 2014 floods.
A senior Army Officer in Baramulla told Rising Kashmir that after several requests from locals of Gowalta village, the Army began construction work on link road that was damaged in the 2014 massive floods.
“We hope that project will be completed within a short period of time,” he said adding that it will provide relief to people in the village who were disconnected from the Tehsil headquarters.
The village is situated 20km away from sub-district headquarters Uri and 65 km away from district headquarters Baramulla. As per the 2011 census, Gavalata has a total population of 1,257 people.
Locals welcomed the move and stated that despite repeated pleas to the administration, nothing was done on the ground.
Muneeb Ahmad, a local said it was been 8 years since the road was washed away due to floods in 2014, and from that time we are running from pillar to post to get it approved.
“We hope that Army will complete it soon. We are facing tremendous problems due to the absence of road in the area. This new road will be a relief to the local population,” he said.
A senior official at District Administration Baramulla told Rising Kashmir that the said link road was already in their plan to connect with the Uri headquarters.
“We have made a list of such roads that are still disconnected from the main roads in the district. The work on such projects will be taken under PMGSY or any other government schemes,” the official said adding that next year they will get enough funds to start work on these roads.

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