Panar village still cut off via road since snowfall in Bandipora, locals protest

Wahid Rafeeqi

Bandipora, 1 Feb (KNS): The scores of the resident s of Panar in north Kashmir's Bandipora on Monday protested against the administration for failing to clear the snow from the roads thus making them suffer.

The locals said that from Ahamsharef, the roads were still to be cleared and the accumulation was hampering their movement while the sick had to be carried on cots or shoulders to the hospitals.

Shouting slogans against the R&B for not clearing the roads despite so long, they complained that it has even become tough to wake on the roads due to slippery conditions.

"The sick are to be ferried to the hospital on cots for at least five kilometres, all due to roads being inaccessible for the motor vehicles as snow remains to be cleared, this is a shame for us while the administration has left us on Gods mercy," an elderly villager said.  

The villagers said that not only was this village disconnected by road but several other hamlets were also buried under the snow and have no road connectivity owning to snow accumulated roads.

They said that the R&B wasn't even clearing snow nor was it taking any alternative measures to make the road motorable by clearing the snow.

The semi tribals said that they had to go through daily embarrassment while ferrying sick to the hospital on cots fearing that the critically ill had chances to die on way for roads being cut-off.

Mean while when KNS  correspondent  bandipora approached to AEE R&B  Javid Ahmad in this concern they said that  they  will take  fully care  of the road  and  what ever is required we can do .KNS

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