Local resident Mushtaq Ahmed said that the water level, presently only two feet below the road and in case it rises, the whole road will be submerged and the people of two districts ie Kishtwar and Doda will be cut off from the rest of the state.
The delayed construction of alternate road project linking Khelani with Doda not only marred the local people of Kishtwar and Doda district but it also marooned them. Even sanctioning a part of rehabilitation package to the affected people of Pul Doda few months before commissioning of the power project have put them in quandary.
The bridge being constructed on the Chenab River near Pul Doda had many flaws. The experts believed that the pillars erected to support the bridge are not in symmetry and there is apprehension of the collapse of pillars. The construction agency on the other hand, stands firm on its construction denying of any flaws.
The road blasting on this under construction road between Khelani to Doda not only adds risk to the lives of the people but it also leads to disruption of traffic and add further woes to the sufferings of the travellers.
The locals believe that alternative road arrangements and sanctioning of the rehabilitation package to the affected people should have done well before the commissioning of the power project by the government and the power development authorities.
It is pertinent to mention here that the prestigious 450 MW Baglihar Power Project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
Affected people of Pul Doda tried to meet the PM but were not allowed by the local administration.
Meanwhile, winter is knocking at the doors of poor people of Pul Doda and every body is worried about their families.
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