Like highway, darkness haunts Amira Kadal bridge
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Sep 5: Amira Kadal bridge in the City centre could be the busiest, but reels under darkness as the concerned have failed to repair the lights defunct for many months.
Witnesses said the darkness on the hunched-bridge across Jhelum has caused several mishaps but nobody looks bothered.
The residents of adjoining areas said they brought the matter into the notice of Power Development Department(PDD) and other concerned but in futility.
“It seems that this government is least concerned towards the welfare of people of Srinagar that even the City centre roads reels under darkness,” said a medico who often traverses the bridge in the night hours adding that the drive was risky.
Prominent lawyer Bashir Ahmed Bashir had a narrow escape while negotiating the steep hunch on the bridge in the dark.
“Accidents have become routine on this bridge as drivers are unable to scan the road ahead properly,” said a Court Road resident.
Meanwhile people going to the Dastgeer Sahib (RA) shrine near the bridge have appealed the District Development Commissioner Er Farooq Ahmed Shah to look into the matter.
“We go to the shrine in the late hours as well, but drive down the bridge is risky,” they complained.
The ruling National Conference-led government, which bagged all the eight Assembly constituency seats in the last Assembly elections, has allegedly failed to even illuminate the defunct streetlights in Srinagar. Leave apart other busy roads, even the Srinagar –Muzaffarabad highway, snaking the south City, reels under darkness as for the past three-odd years the PDD is allegedly sleeping over the defunct lights.
And despite holding of meetings after meetings by the top brass including Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, lighting is awaited.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 5 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 6 Sep 2013 00:00:00 IST
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