Anantnag, Oct 28: Nine remote villages in the Kokernag area have finally got proper road connectivity for the first time after 73 years in south Kashmir’s area of Anantnag District.
These 9 villages include Taspora, Waganpora, Pahalpora, Bathipora, Langipora, Khantanpora, Magraypora, Bachkaynard, Kanalpora and Gakhadpora. These villages have finally got road connectivity and are connected to the District Anantnag, said an official involved in the project. These villages of the Kokernag area are now connected to the rest of the district by road, which was constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY)
“It took 73 years to get road connectivity when there were no roads, people used to walk miles, but today we have access to public vehicles,” said Ahmad, a local.
He said that the road has resolved all their problems of commuting. ”This is a dream come true for people of the villages who have suffered a lot for lack of roads, which had made our lives difficult. The situation gets worse when there is a medical emergency. The road would herald a new dawn in our lives,” he said. These villages comprise about 900 households comprising 3,000 people.