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Villagers in Kashmir complain lack of connectivity


Villagers in Kashmir complain lack of connectivity

Kathua, Sep 08 (ANI): The residents of Hiranagar town in Jammu and Kashmir complained of connectivity problems due to lack of bridges and well-built roads in the region. The residents of nearly 25 villages near India-Pakistan border cross Tarnah River everyday to get on the other side as there is no bridge over the water body.

The only other alternative is a 30-kilometer long route that takes more than an hour to cover. The problem gets aggravated during monsoon when the river gets inundated and the villagers remain cut-off from the other side of the town from July to September every year.

Some villagers have lost their lives while trying to cross the river, said locals, adding that bodies of children have been fished out of the river during rainy season. Though construction of bridge has been on in the area for years, people said no progress has been made on ground.

Minister of state for PMO, Jitendra Singh, who is also a lawmaker from Kathua constituency, assured that Border Roads O

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