Bhatti Mohalla Khansahib residents demand bridge, road upgrading
Post by ARIF RASHID on Saturday, December 24, 2022
Budgam, Dec 23: The residents of the Bhatti mohalla Tangnar Raiyar of Khansahib Tehsil in this central Kashmir's Budgam district demand bridge connectivity and upgrading of the road in the area.
They have appealed to the Roads and Buildings (R&B) department to redress their grievances, saying they are facing a lot of difficulties due to the non-availability of the bridge and the dilapidated road condition.
Sahil Manzoor, a local from the Bhatti mohalla, told Rising Kashmir that the government had provided road connectivity to their area six years ago which was never upgraded.
"Presently, there are nearly 15,000 people living in the mohalla who are facing a lot of difficulties due to the landslides at many places. This road also needs protection bunds,” he said.
Sahil said that due to the non-availability of the bridge connectivity upon the irrigation canal, the vehicles are not able to enter the mohalla as there are no such arrangements. “We suffer a lot during emergency times,” he rued.
Bashir Ahmad Bhatti, another local, said, “We are living in a far-flung area where this facility should be provided on a top-priority basis. The government must take necessary steps to provide the bridge connectivity and upgrade the road in our mohalla.”
The locals have also requested Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, and Executive Engineer Budgam Division to take necessary steps toward resolving these issues.
Executive Engineer R&B Division Budgam, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat said that he will look into the matter.