Contractor stops work on vital bridge in Pulwama

Locals seek Deputy Commissioner's intervention

Bridge in Dougam village
The non-motorable bridge in Pulwama's Dougam village

PULWAMA — Lack of interest on part of a local contractor to execute work is the biggest hurdle in making a vital bridge over Romshi stream motorable in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The bridge is located in Dougam village of the district which can connect dozens of villages from Kakapora to Ratnipora.

Locals told the news agency KNT that the work on the bridge is almost complete but the extreme part lying between the bridge and the road needs to be leveled to make it motorable.

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“Unfortunately, the local contractor has stopped work, citing the winter season as the reason. As per the contractor, the work will start only after the fruition of the winter. This is injustice as we don’t want to suffer anymore,” they said, adding that they have already waited for three long years.

In this connection, the local population has sought the intervention of the district magistrate Baseer-ul-Haq Chowdhary and top officials from the Roads and Building Department.

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