Road to Tarn Taran in mess, rains make things worse

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2016 15:29 IST
Potholes on the stretch of NH-15 between Gillwali PSPCL station and Chowki Kot Mit Singh in Amritsar get inundated with rainwater in monsoon, adding to the woes of travellers. (HT Photo)

People travelling on the national highway-15, the only link between the city and Malwa region, are a harried lot due to a dilapidated stretch on the way to Tarn Taran.

Rains have made the stretch from Gillwali PSPCL station to Chowki Kot Mit Singh even more difficult to travel on, and it also poses danger to the commuters.

The commuters have to make way through a narrow road, which has big potholes, two to three feet deep. As the stretch has not been carpeted, it throws up a lot of dust. Even a light shower leads to waterlogging, owing to poor drainage.

Meanwhile the roadside remains inundated with muddy water, a public nuisance and source of injuries in accidents.


A local advocate has submitted a formal complaint to the police commissioner against the authorities for their apathy towards the condition of the road. The city mayor, municipal commissioner, minister and chairman of the public works department, executive engineer, local bodies minister and health minister have been made accountable in this regard.

In her complaint, on behalf of the general public, advocate Navjot Kaur Chabba said the authorities be booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for non-performance. “All the officials responsible for constructing and maintaining this stretch have failed to perform the legal duties entrusted upon them by the constitution. They are liable to be punished,” she said.

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