Commuters in Sangrur are having a harrowing time as authorities have turned a blind eye to the poor condition of roads in the city.
Residents, especially those living near Guru Nanak Colony, Patiala Gate, Nabha Gate and Dhuri Gate, complain that proper maintenance work has not been carried out for the past many years and the situation worsens when it rains.
Commuters say that roads in the city are filled with potholes which not only puts them at the risk of accidents but also damages their vehicles due to wear and tear.
Suresh Kumar, a Sangrur resident said that commuters do not have any alternate routes to save their time and due to these roads, wear and tear charges on vehicles are burdening their pockets.
Municipal corporation chief Ripu Daman Singh Dhillon said that a project would soon be initiated to renovate the whole city, in which roads across the city would be re-carpeted.
Inadequate streets light
The city roads also lack adequate street lights. Rai Bahadur, a night watchman, said that sometimes he gets chased by stray dogs and most of times he steps on water lodged on roads.
On the old bus stand road, there are hardly two street lights which are functional.
In the begining of the year, the sewerage department had dug up the road however the work was stopped mid-way due to lack of funds. Following that, after one and half month in the end of February, SAD government laid up a foundation stone to start repair work on the road. The work was scheduled to be completed in November 2015. However, the work has still not been started.
Meanwhile, despite various attempts Shiromani Akali Dal’s representative from Sangrur Parkash Chand Garg, could not be contacted.