Budgam, Mar 4: The residents of Nagbal, Yusmarg in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district today demanded a proper transport service to their area ‘as they have to face tough time due to non-availability of public vehicles’.
The residents told Rising Kashmir that they are facing a lot of problems due to the absence of mini-bus service from Charari Sharief and Pakher Pora.
Presently only a Tata Sumo service operates in the area and that too is not regular, they said, adding that the Sumo drivers also charge exorbitantly from poor villagers.
Nagbal is a place on way to Kashmir’s tourist destination Yusmarg and tourists visit there after visiting Charari Sharief, famous for very revered Shrine of Sheikh Noor Din Wali (R.A.)
“In summer season, we get transport service very conveniently as there is a rush of visitors to Yusmarg but nowadays we are suffering in absence of public transport,” Subhan Dar, a local said.
He said that people in general and students, women and elderly in particular, face a tough time in reaching their destinations.
The worst sufferers are the patients who cannot reach in time to the nearby hospitals. “Even to reach hospital in emergency cases, we face a tough time,” Janaa Begum, an octogenarian lady said.
The locals threatened to come on streets if the matter wasn’t resolved.