Following heavy snowfall over the past three days, the vital roads in dozens of villages in central Kashmir’s Budgam district have not been cleared of snow with people facing trouble.
People from several areas of Budgam complained that the major link roads were still disconnected from the district headquarters.
Ansar Hussian of Bonahama Budgam said their village was still cut-off for the past three days and authorities had failed to clear the snow.
“Nearly 3 feet of snow has accumulated in our village. The patients are suffering and facing a tough time to reach hospitals,” he said.
The resident said there were expecting mothers in their village.
“We fear how would they take them to hospital,” he said.
Abdul Lateef of Daharmuna Budgam said though the link road of Daharmuna was cleared of snow, it was not fit for vehicular movement.
A resident of Poshkar area Budgam said the main road connecting dozens of villages had also not been cleared after the snowfall.
“We have been totally neglected by the district administration Budgam. If there is any kind of emergency what can we do,” he said.
He said the people were stranded and were unable to move.
The power supply in the area is also hit due to the snowfall and the area is reeling under darkness.
However, an official of Roads and Buildings department Budgam said snow clearance machines had been put in place across the district.
“We are working to clear all the roads,” the official said claiming that most of the main roads in the district had been cleared of snow.