Anantnag Nov 3: A vital World Bank project under ERA in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district is awaiting completion with no work carried out for the last two years.
The project consisting of a bridge over river Jhelum and approach road is pending for the last two years.
The road, named as per officials ‘Up gradation of Bijbehara to Kanihama road via Katriteng and Waghama’, proposes widening and upgradation of 8.396 kilometres, which will include a bridge in the New Colony Bijbehara area, with an estimated cost of Rs 14.70 crore.
The work on the project was started in 2020 but abandoned later and hasn’t been started since then, locals said.
The project is expected to decongest Bijbehara of traffic jams to a large extent.
An official of ERA said that 90 percent of the work is complete while work on the pending portion will start soon.
He said that there were some hiccups and it has been sorted out.