5 years on,SRTC bridge at Baramulla awaits completion

5 years on, SRTC bridge at baramulla awaits completion
Danish Tariq

The SRTC Bridge that connects old town area with civil lines Baramulla in north Kashmir has been under construction for the last 5 years and is still not complete for traffic and public movement.The bridge was damaged in 2014 floods, following which public movement and traffic on it was stopped.

Bilal Ahmad,local shopkeeper said, the SRTC bridge was easy route that connects old town with civil lines “in 2014 floods the bridge was damaged and authorties have closed the bridge terming that its unsafe for public” he added locals are suffering inconvenience and shopkeepers suffer huge loss in business and authorties are not paying any attention towards the completion of under construction bridge.

Manzoor ahmad,local resident said, the construction work of SRTC bridge was started before 5 years but only 2 pillars have been constructed so far “the construction work of bridge is going at snail pace which leds people to suffer,”

A group of people while demanding completion of this SRTC Bridge at earliest said that the people of that side are facing hardships to travel from one place to another. They also appealed Deputy Commissioner Baramulla to intervene into this issue so that people will not face more inconvenience they added despite repeated public outcry and assurances from the concerned officials of R&B the reconstruction on the bridge was not taken up as was expected, authorities have failed to construct the bridge.

When contacted Executive Engineer R&B Baramulla, Abdul Rashid Lone said, the construction work on bridge has been restarted and hopefully assured by the end of this year it will be completed.