Within hours of repair work, potholes back on Noida roads

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Jul 17, 2015 11:09 IST
The Noida authority had carried out maintanence work on roads in Sectors 62, 63 and the City Centre crossing. (HT File Photo)

Pot-holed roads of the city repaired by the maintenance department of the Noida authority came apart within hours of the work being carried out on Thursday. The road repair work was initiated by the authority after the recent rainfall.

The maintenance that was done on roads at Sectors 62, 63, 65, 27, 37 and the city centre crossing came off after a few hours because of the vehicular movement and the poor quality of work.

The contractor had not covered the patched section of the road with a barricade as a result of which the mixture of coal, tar and gravel that was filled in the potholes spilled out.

Motorists on these roads were irked by the situation and they demanded a permanent solution to the issue, which sprouted up every year during the monsoon.
“The repair work should have been done before monsoon. If it is done during the rain, the contractor should have followed proper guidelines. The work was done and it came off within a few hours, the roads are back to their worst state,” Shyam Pal, a motorist, said.

According to residents, the Noida authority had promised to complete the repair work before the rain started but they failed to deliver the promise.

“They used mud and debris to fill the potholes which naturally came off in no time. Potholed roads, amid dysfunctional street lights, have put commuters at risk,” said Prateek Singh, a motorist.

The Noida authority said that they had assigned the task of filling potholes on all major roads to a contractor as motorists and residents had filed scores of complaints over the issue. The quality of work that was done by the contractor will be scrutinized, officials said.

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