Nimisha Mehta, spokesperson of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), has written an open letter to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal over worsening condition of roads in the state.
Drawing the attention of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal towards the pitiable conditions of roads in the state, Mehta said the state cannot tread the path of progress until and unless its roads are repaired.
She added that daily commuters, especially those travelling on two-wheelers, are facing a lot of problems due to the poor condition of the roads and in a way it is saving a lot of money as people don't feel the need to go to amusement parks, as they get a feel of the rides and daredevil stunts on the broken roads itself.
"The financial condition of the municipal corporations is going from bad to worse with each passing day. Unable to repair the roads, they are simply filling potholes with mud," she added.
"Day by day there is a rampant increase in the accidental death involving two-wheelers riders owing to the bad roads. It seems that the government has turned a blind eye towards all this. The delegations to Dubai and Istanbul by the state government are like rubbing salt on the wounds of the common man as he feels betrayed. Instead of spending money on such futile trips, the amount should have been spent on improving the condition of roads," said the PPCC spokesperson.
"On one hand the deputy CM is making tall claims about the state being on the path of development, on the other hand there is not even one city that can boast of decent road infrastructure. It seems that the deputy CM has undertaken a management course in "gapology" (senseless talk) rather than business management during his stay in America," said Nimisha Mehta.