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Authorities yet to clear Branwar Chadoora roads of snow, 1500 house holds remain cut off

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by Imtiyaz Pandow

Budgam: Residents of Branwar village in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam suffer as the authorities are yet to clear the snow blocked roads from Branwar bus stand to Jabad area.

Locals said that the road connecting Jabad, Branwar and Meegu halqas comprising of at least 1500 households to a local Public Health Centre (PHC) is yet to be cleared of snow. 

Talking to The INS a local, Mohammad Ashraf said, “A JCB was sent to clear the snow from roads but rather clearing snow the drivers only made their presence as a formality. At least 3 feet snow can be seen still on our roads.”

He added that despite, “Our elders asked drivers to clear snow from the roads but he did not listen.”

When contacted Assistant Executive Engineer, Roads and Buildings Chadoora Showkat Shah said, The JCB is still there in the area and has not moved out yet.

“We are clearing snow in 10 feet wide distance and now people are demanding clear the accumulated snow fallen from their rooftops which cannot be possible,” Shah said.

However locals rebutted by saying that, ” We are not asking to clear accumulated snow fallen from rooftops but we are asking about the snow which comes under the 10 feet wide distance on roads.”

Further Shah added while clearing snow a thin layer is left so as to avoid road damages and in Branwar bus stand to Jabad road via PHC “I will look again into it”.


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