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Dumpy and bumpy roads create problem for residents of Moga

With elections to the Moga municipal council being put on hold, local leaders are not taking adequate interest in development work in the city. Several roads of various wards including the two main roads Gandhi Road and Lakkar Mandi road, falling under Moga city

punjab Updated: Dec 20, 2013 18:49 IST
Surinder Maan
Moga

With elections to the Moga municipal council being put on hold, local leaders are not taking adequate interest in development work in the city.


Several roads of various wards including the two main roads Gandhi Road and Lakkar Mandi road, falling under Moga city, have become one of the worst stretches in the city, thanks to countless deep potholes and pits, which remain filled with water even after several days of rain.

Nearly 1-km-long Gandhi Road connects several parts of the city with National Highway.

Thousands of vehicles daily use this road, but the condition of this area is so pathetic that it seems no road had ever been constructed here.

The dust on this bumpy road makes commuters experience health problems and nausea. Rain aggravate their difficulties and several feet high water accumulates turning the area into a pond.

A local well-known businessman Harpal Singh Brar, who resides in a locality situated beside Moga-Amritsar road, said the though the Punjab government has given MC status to Moga, but no heed was being paid to this road. "We are left with no option but to live in hellish conditions as dust is all around in normal days and water inundates this road even after several days after a downpour due to the poor drainage system," Brar said.

"The business of a number of shopkeepers located on the Gandhi road has also been adversely affected due to the dilapidated condition of this road," said Sukhwinder Singh Danny, general secretary of Punjab Youth Congress.

"Few days back some prominent people had met me regarding the roads. I have submitted a detailed report to the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and he assured that sufficient funds has been issued for Moga roads. All roads of the Moga city would be built soon," said Barjinder Singh Brar, former president of Moga MC.

Poor condition of Lakkar Mandi road in Moga
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We are left with no option but to live in hellish conditions as dust is all around in normal days and water inundates this road even after several days after a downpour due to the poor drainage system.
Harpal Singh Brar, local resident

The business of a number of shopkeepers located on the Gandhi road has also been adversely affected due to the dilapidated condition of this road.
Sukhwinder Singh Danny, general secretary of Punjab Youth Congress

I have submitted a detailed report to the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and he assured that sufficient funds has been issued for Moga roads
Barjinder Singh Brar, former president of Moga MC