Dug-up road putting lives of commuters in jeopardy

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 06, 2014 15:51 IST

The potholed road opposite Fauji Mohalla area of Abdullapur Basti is giving tough time to commuters.

The broken road that has not been repaired for the past six months, at Abdullapur Basti in Ludhiana on Sunday.The road was dug up six months ago for installation of sewage pipes, but these trenches have not been repaired till now, thus putting commuters’ lives at risk.

Ravinder Singh, a shopkeeper, said, “Many mishaps have occurred due to these potholes in the past six months. This road is very busy and many times people lose balance of their vehicles due to the damaged road. Authorities should repair this road at the earliest.”

A commuter, Vishal Sood, said, “I cross through this road to reach my office daily, and traffic snarls are a common scene here. People met with mishaps due to the pathetic condition of the road. But, still the authorities are least bothered.”

Moreover, despite the installation of sewerage system, the residents are still waiting for sewerage connections.

Suresh Kumar, a resident of Fauji Mohalla, said “Water stagnates outside our houses due to the sewerage problem prevailing for the past many years.”

“Even as the sewage pipes were installed six months ago, no resident has got the sewerage connection. Not only this, even the road has not been repaired till now,” Kumar said.

Ward number 46 councillor Surjit Kaur Bhatia claimed that the contractor was saying that he was not paid for the work. “I have complained to the MC officials, but nothing has been done,” Bhatia said.

MC Zone-D superintending engineer Dharam Singh said, “The work is in process and the road will be repaired as soon as possible.”

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