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Month on, city road develops cracks again

Residents say contractor completed work in a hurry and ignored quality, authorities blame weather for road’s condition.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2011 00:54 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times

The Aardee City road, which was carpeted about a month ago, has started developing cracks and potholes, putting a question mark on the working and investment of the authorities.

However, authorities blame weather condition for the same.

The state of roads has been a major cause of concern for residents of the city.

After a long wait, the department had initiated filling of potholes about a month ago. But in a span of one month, the potholes have again started developing cracks and new ones are emerging.

“Every month I take my car for wheel alignment. I was happy when the project of filling potholes was initiated. But these roads have started developing potholes again in just a month. I don’t know what material they use as the roads have failed to survive traffic for a month,” said Subhash Yadav, a resident of Aardee City.

Smriti Bhargava, another area resident, said, “I was aware that this filling of patch work is only an eyewash. The contractor was in a hurry to complete work and quality was being ignored. We were thinking that a slight rainfall would expose all the facts, but only a month was enough.”

However, the authorities blame weather condition for the present state of affairs.

Hari Dutt Sharma, executive engineer, Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) said, “These are the potholes which were filled nearly six months ago.” “These potholes were not filled during the special campaign. Moreover, the weather is cold and the first layer has started peeling off,” he added.

He further said, “So far, we have not made payment to the contractor. We will make sure that the road is repaired again.”

Meanwhile, city residents hope that the authorities concerned will address the issue at the earliest.

First Published: Dec 09, 2011 00:53 IST