No respite from potholed roads, water stagnation in BRS Nagar

  • Sukhpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jun 14, 2015 11:28 IST

The residents of Block E, Bhai Randhir Singh (BRS) Nagar, are a harried lot due to the broken roads for the past several months.

The residents claimed that some parts of the roads were not constructed since the installation of sewerage six months ago. The municipal corporation (MC), according to the people, has failed to pay attention towards their problems.

While talking to HT, the residents told that the roads in the area were dug six months ago to install sewage pipes. The road near BSNL exchange is in pathetic condition as it is connected to several areas.

So passing through this road results in a wastage of time as commuters have to experience bumpy rides. Even patch work hasn't been carried out on the roads.

During rainy days, water stagnation is a common sight. It poses threat to the commuters, mainly those on two-wheelers as due to water accumulation on the roads, they can't notice potholes and thus loose control over their vehicles most often.

According to the residents, there are several speed breakers constructed at short distances. “There is no point in constructing speed breakers in large numbers at short distances as these cause damages to the vehicles,” the people said. Besides, mounds of earth on the roadsides pose grave threat to the commuters.

Encroachment in the area is another problem as there are several residents who have covered some portion in front of their houses to use that space for parking vehicles. Such a practice makes the roads/streets narrower, thus resulting in traffic jams in the evening hours.

Some of the residents raised the issue of water wastage by most of the people who wash cars on the roads. This leads to accumulation of water on the roadsides that becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Residents Speak

Damaged roads result in mishaps. Wild grass can be seen grown near the BSNL exchange road. The residents have compained several times to the authorities concerned but to no avail.

Iqbal Singh, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar

Residents can be seen washing their vehicles during morning hours, wasting a lot of water. Besides, waterlogging during rainy days troubles the commuters. Many street lights are also non-functional.

Manvir Singh, BRS Nagar

Councilor Speak

I talked to the officials of the municipal corporation a few days back regarding the issue of broken roads in the area. Efforts will be made to solve the residents' problems at the earliest.

Veeran Bedi, councillor, ward 57

Official Speak

I will pay a visit to the spot. The corporation will ensure that necessary action is taken to solve the problems of the area residents.

PS Ghuman, MC zonal commissioner

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