Eight years on, construction of Ganderbal bus stand still incomplete
Ganderbal, 14 July: Eight long years have already passed but the construction work of bus stand in Ganderbal town is yet to complete.
Official sources said that construction of bus stand was started in 2009 by Ganderbal municipal committee but there has been very less progress in the construction work.
They said that Municipal committee Ganderbal was not able to take on the construction of the bus stand due to lack of funds following which the district development board handed over the project to R&B department Ganderbal in the year 2012.
Local residents said, “Lack of bus stand in Ganderbal is compelling the buses drivers to park their vehicles on roads in order to pick up passengers. It often cause traffic jams .Many projects in Gandebal town has been put on backburner by by successive governments.Ganderbal is given step motherly treatment.”
Shabir Ahmad a shopkeeper said, Some years ago i invested lot of money to setup shop near the under-construction bus stand with the hope that once it will be functional and my business will increase because rush of people will increase.After many years construction of bus stand had no been completed which has effected our business.”
Aqib Magray a student said, “I study in Kashmir University, I am not able to board the bus on time due to lack of bus stand here. I don’t understand why so much time has been taken to complete the bus stand?”
When contacted Sajad Ahmad, executive ,Engineer R&B department Ganderbal, he said, ” This project is funded by Urban development department .We only execute the project.Funds were and are being provide very slowly .we have completed the target of pre-macadamization .If funds will be provided on time we will start further work on the project.”