|Early Times Report|
Mendhar, July 11: Even after more than seven decades since independence, people of far flung areas in the Mendhar are not only deprived of basic facilities but also risking their lives for daily works.
Harni is such a village in tehsil Mendhar of the Poonch district, which is situated across Harni Nallah. For visiting the Harni and Mendhar mainland, the locals have no option other than crossing nallah, which still san any bridge.
Flow of water in this nallah is so intense that risk of life always remains there while crossing this stretch, a villager said, adding that water currents are so strong that it is almost impossible for children and elderly people to cross the nallah.
During the rainy season, the village remained virtually cut off from the other areas and the people are left on the mercy of god.
The locals alleged that despite repeated requests, the District Administration did not take any action for providing the facility of foot bridge on the nallah.