DODA: The road restoration work on Thathri-Gandoh road at Dunadi area, which got damaged due to a huge land slide three days back is going on at full pace with the coordinated efforts of District Administration Doda under the supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioner Mr. Imam Din, District Administration Kishtwar under supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohd. Hanief Malik and Army.
All the stake holders are galvanizing their efforts and are personally supervising the road restoration work round the clock which has provided much desired respite to the residents of Gandoh, Bonjwah, Bhatyas and other areas of Bhalessa region, which got disconnected from the District Headquarters due to damage caused to road connecting the area, as a temporary bridge ( Trangdi ) over Kalguni Nallah is constructed by Forest Department for transshipment of the stranded passengers to the either side of the slide.
A Bridal path for the pony potters to carry essential commodities to the disconnected area is also constructed yesterday. This bridal path will shorten the distance to 1.5 km on foot from 4-5 Km of the distance to reach the other side of the slided portion by climbing the cliff. Power Development Department has also restored the Power supply by shifting the transmission lines from the slide area to safer location.
The Efforts of Forest Department, Rural Development Department and other line departments serving in the area has been lauded by the District Administration Doda.
It is pertinent to mention here that the shooting stones and slides are continuously moving down, besides there are large boulders hanging over the cliff which can fall at any time. Once the slide gets stabilized the PMGSY Division Kishtwar and R&B Special Division Gandoh are hopeful that the slide will get cleared in 2-3 days.
SDM Gandoh Dr. Khalid Malik, SDM Thathri Abdul Qayoom Mir, Tehsildar Gandoh & Thathri are personally supervising the restoration work and supply of essential commodities to the people.