Srinagar, Jan 05: The skewed bridge, constructed by Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) at Raj Bagh, near Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School (PCHSS) has been awaiting inauguration.
The construction work on the bridge has been completed about three weeks ago.
The construction of the bridge was started in 2012 and was to be completed within three years.
The bridge has been completed at an estimated cost of Rs 11.60 crore.
It missed numerous deadlines in the past, because of the September 2014 floods and the disagreement between various stakeholders over its arch size.
“We have been suffering. The work on the bridge was started five years ago. The slow pace of work has already delayed its completion,” said Ghulam Jeelani, a resident of Raj Bagh.
“Now, the work on the bridge has been completed, but the authorities are least bothered to throw it open for the general public.”
The residents of Jawahar Nagar said that spending a huge amount on the projects of public importance was useless unless they don’t serve the purpose.
General Manager JKPCC, Kashmir, Engineer Viquar Mustafa, said the bridge would be thrown open on Sunday.
“The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti would be inaugurating the bridge on January 7,” he said.