Highway: An Alternate Must

Highway: An Alternate Must

The situation of Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only road connecting Kashmir with rest of the States, witness frequent closure especially in the winter season, thus leaving the people of Kashmir to face hardships. However, during the closure of the road, the air ticket rates go up unprecedently while the prices of essentials in the markets too soar abruptly, thus add to the miseries of people here. In recent days, the highway remained closed for over six days after Bailey Bridge got damaged. The people back in Valley had to face tremendous hardships even after the government claimed no shortage of essentials. One fails to understand how long the people in Kashmir are supposed to witness such kind of issues. It has been a long since the government has promised an alternative route to Srinagar-Jammu highway, but on ground, the people are forced to remain dependent on the only road. With developmental promises remaining the war cry of the present administration, it is hoped and prayed that an alternate is given to the people to ensure they are not forced to face hardships and can get essentials on daily basis so that there is no shortage of essentials as well they can reach their destinations without facing any problems. The government must consider speed up work to provide an alternative route to the people at an earliest so that they could heave a sigh of relief.

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