A group of five youngsters living in Downtown Srinagar have taken the initiative to repair the deteriorating roads of the area. The group decided to take up the responsibility for filling the potholes after the government’s delay. The psople of the area have repeatedly asked the government to get the roads fixed. However, the government is taking no serious actions in this regard
The city is full of roads in need of serious maintenance. Accordingly, the five youths of Downtown Srinagar hava taken the initiative to fill the potholes. Their intiative was aimed at preventing major accidents. The five youths who have taken up this initiative are Ahmad Hameem Gadyari and his friends Yawar Nazir, Tabreed Sofi, Momin Zahoor, and Sahil Shabir.
They are residents of the Maharaj Gunj area where reports of accidents come regularly. The reports of these tragic incidents pushed the boys into taking this significant step. Youngsters took the opportunity to fill the potholes so that they can do their part in preventing accidents.
Ahmad, who took the lead of the initiative narrowly escaped an accident in the Hazratbal area. The youngster stated that he was riding his motor vehicle in the area and skidded. His experience made him realize that the potholes in the area are extremely dangerous for the general public. This prompted them to take matters into their own hands.
Ahmad initially started the project with only one partner in his quest. However, the team started to grow as more people started to know about the initiative. The team engaged in the initiative takes special care that they do not cause any disruptions. Accordingly, they start their work early in the morning when the flow of the traffic is considerably lighter.
So far, the team has worked in several areas of downtown, including Hazratbal, SMHS Road, Nawa Bazar, Alamgari Bazar, Khanyar, Soura, and several other locations. The youngsters hope that their efforts get recognition within the government. They further state that more people should join these initiatives ensuring that the government takes notice.