There will be relief for commuters in the city as the road leading to the bus stand from the BMC Chowk is expected to be opened for the public within a week. The road had been closed for the past month as a sewerage line was being laid in the area and commuters had to walk through a congested area to reach the bus stand.
There are a total of five entry points to the city bus station and roads at all such points are either broken or muddy.
On the road in question, the municipal corporation constructed two manholes on and installed slabs.
Building and Roads (B&R) department superintending engineer Kulvinder Singh said, "It will take another week for the slab in the manhole to cure, and then only we will open the road for the public."
Meanwhile, the adjoining road that also to leads to the bus stand continues to be in a shambles. Named as Garha road, this stretch had also been uprooted for laying a sewerage pipeline. Though the pipeline has been laid, the two-lane road is still to be carpeted and one lane has been blocked for work on the sewerage line. Another road has more than 100 roads on its both sides, making negotiation of the stretch a nightmare.
Raman, who runs a battery shop in the area, said, "During rains, the entire area gets muddy. It is difficult to even walk in the area and our business is hit."
"The structure of the sewerage pipeline is ready, but there are problems related to connection that are yet to be fixed. We expect the project to take another two months, after which the road would be carpeted," SE Kulvinder added.