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Khag residents stage protest against R&B dept

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Demand completion of work on Aripanthan road

Srinagar, July 15: Residents of Khag area in central Kashmir’s Budgam staged a protest against Roads and Buildings (R&B) department for failing to complete the construction of 12-kilometres stretch Aripanthan road.

Reports said that the local residents blocked main road at Khag and thereby bringing the vehicular traffic to a grinding halt.

The locals said that the work on the road started in 2017 and it is still incomplete. “We are baffled by the indifferent attitude shown by Roads and Buildings department,” they said.

The traffic was restored after intervention by concerned SHO who arrived at the spot along with Executive Engineer R&B, SDM Beerwah, Tehsildar Khag and SDPO Magam.

The officials assured the agitated people that the project will be completed soon.

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