SOPORE: Despite the passage of four years, the authorities have failed to complete the Gogjidaji bridge project at Tarzuu village in North Kashmir’s Sopore.
Residents complained that the JKPCC failed to complete the project within the stipulated time. The work has been approved in the year 2018 and should have been completed in 2021 only. The JKPCC and Contractors are deliberately delaying the project work”, locals alleged.
Patron Central Auqaf Tarzua, Aijaz Ahmed Dar told that, though the work got delayed due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the unfavourable situation in J&K after the abrogation of Article 370, but the Contractors and the executing body – Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) are in no mood to complete the pending project.
“The bridge is under construction for the past four years. Currently, the work on the project remains suspended and the project has already missed the deadline,” Aijaz said.
They have brought the issue to the notice of higher-ups several times but on ground nothing has been done”, said Central Auqaf. “If the issue is not been addressed in a timely manner, we will hit the roads,” they added.
The locals, however, urged the government to direct the authorities concerned to ensure the completion of the bridge at the earliest, so that people may not face any inconvenience anymore.
Meanwhile, Deputy General Manager (DGM) JKPCC, Masood Ahmed when contacted said that the pending work on said project will start soon after they receive the bridge bearings which are to be received from the third party.
Asked about the completion time, the DGM said that the bridge will be made functional by December this year