The lying of sewerage lines has been a headache for Nurmahal residents.
The project, which was inaugurated in February 2011 and was scheduled to be completed within nine months, has been stalled due to monsoons. Thus it has been delaying for more than two and half years.
Deep trenches dug on the main roads, where sewerage laying is complete, are yet to be repaired. Phillaur road, Nakodar road,Ravidaspura road and Uppal Khalsa village link road have become commuters' nightmare after the project began.
Shopkeepers complained that previously the trenches paralysed the traffic and affected business for the main markets, now the bad road conditions has been causing the same miseries.
Local businessman Pawan Kumar Sharma said, "The condition of Uppal Khalsa village link road can cause backache to commuters." Uppal village resident Swaran Singh said, "People who commute through this area at night face severe problems as the road is muddy and full of potholes. Hundreds of residents of Nurmahal and adjoining villages travel through this road every day. But it has not been repaired in spite of repeated pleas to Nurmahal Nagar Council. Executive officer the council Rajiv Oberoi said, "We had received R20-lakh from Greater Ludhiana Development Authority which will repair the roads and they have already completed work inside town. Nurmahal-Nakodar and Nurmahal-Phillaur stretches will be repaired by PWD."