Two days after the residents alerted the administration about the pathetic state of roads to Tarn Taran, two persons were killed in a mishap on Monday late night due to potholes on the road.
Identified as Davinder Singh (20) of Chatiwind and Amarjit Singh (50) of Tarn Taran, the deceased were coming from Tarn Taran at around 10.30 pm. When they crossed Gillwali, PSPCL (Punjab State Power Corporaton Limited) station, driver Davinder failed to see the potholes on the road. As the car was on high speed, it got out of control after bumping in to one of the potholes. It first hit a pillar of electricity wires and then rammed into a shop alongside the road. The collision was so powerful that both the persons died on the spot.
While speaking to HT, Partap Singh, incharge of Kot Mit Singh Wala police station, said the depleted condition might the reason behind the mishap.
On Monday, Hindustan Times published a story on the poor condition of the road and made the administration aware of the harassment and inconvenience being faced by the residents and commuters.
Moreover, a local advocate Navjot Kaur Chabba, on behalf of general public, submitted a formal complaint on Saturday to the police commissioner against the authorities for their apathy towards the condition of the road.
Making the city mayor, MC commissioner, minister and chairman of the public works department, executive engineer, local bodies minister and health minister accountable in this regard, the lawyer sought a case be booked under relevant Sections of the IPC for non-performance and putting people’s lives in danger.