Scores of inhabitants from Firdousabad Batamaloo expressed resentment on Thursday against Roads Buildings (R&B) department for failing to repair and macadamize Firdousabad-bypass link road for the past several years.
Locals and commuters irksome by lackadaisical approach R&B as the road has turned into disaster for the commuters.
A local Bilal Gilla said that the road is just two kilometres in length but takes four kilometre to pass through this road as deep potholes and deep ditches create uneasiness for commuters.
“The road is 2 km long but to cover the distance it takes 4 km time to reach the destination,” he said.
Another local Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi said that he met with two accidents causing damage to his scooty, his body owing to potholes and deep ditches spread over the whole road.
“This road has become a headache for the commuters,” he said.
Another commuter from Batamallooo Abid, said the road is approximately surrounded by nearly 2000 householders who pass through this road as transporters or pedestrians.
“This road is a link road to bypass the national highway,thus it has a huge traffic load,” he said.
Adding, that condition of the road worsened with a little rainfall creating problems for commuters.
“I prefer to take long routes than to travel by this road as it has turned very dangerous for the commuters as well as for our vehicles, '' says Rafiq.
Adding that lots of vehicles got badly hit by these deep ditches of the road.
Another woman from area haleema said that Autowala refuse to take us when they come to know that they have to pass by this road. It is not their fault but the condition of the road is such causing harm to the vehicles and humans as well.
“Students have to wait on the bypass national highway for the school buses as these buses cannot afford to pass by this road,” she said.
The road is uneven everywhere the vehicles have chances to turn turtle if the speed is increased a bit, said a commuter passing by this road.
Rafiq Ahmad Sofi, resident of Firdousabad said that they have been living here for the past six years; he has not seen anybody from the R&B redressing the issue.
Residents and commuters appealed to Chief Engineer R&B, looking into the matter, so that people would get sigh of relief from daily problems.
However, Chief Engineer, Roads and Buildings (R&B), Showkat Jeelani Pandit, told Rising Kashmir that the tender for the macadamization of road has been issued.
“The work will start after August 15 this month,” he said.