Repair of roads: Chandigarh residents’ top priority for councillors


Enraged on the ‘priority works’ which Chandigarh councillors listed amounting to Rs 30 lakh that included principally pavers or tiles, metropolis residents listed ‘top priority’ for councillors—that’s potholed roads all over the place within the metropolis. Chandigarh roads have by no means been like this earlier than, with craters in most of them.

At Raipur Khurd village, inside lanes are full of slush within the potholes. The whole stretch is non-motorable. A resident stated that he had registered a criticism with the top brass via e-mail on November 24, 2020, however there was no response in any respect.

The residents acknowledged that the roads haven’t been recarpeted for years right here.

“A minimum of they’ll perform a bit of patchwork so that folks don’t endure. It appears like no official of the engineering wing has ever inspected the realm for years. For the final six years, there was no patchwork in any respect, what to speak of recarpeting,” a resident of Raipur Khurd stated.

Automobiles of residents too are parked within the slushy space right here. Many had used bricks to make folks stroll.

Residents of Hallomajra too despatched in photos of damaged roads within the inside lanes. Tiles had been saved alongside within the lanes. Additionally, one other resident talked about that roads in Industrial Space Section I is in unhealthy situation close to colony quantity 4.

One other citizen from Sector 22B specified that the highway has been in “worst situation behind cellular market in Sector 22B since December 2019”. Close to Aroma gentle level too, there’s a large crater giving powerful time to commuters.

The overall secretary of Sector 40 Residents Welfare Affiliation additionally shared photos of how gravel was left close to a authorities college throughout.

In Sector 9 too, a highway was uprooted and since November final yr, it has been in the identical situation. The highway has been giving a extremely arduous time to folks nevertheless it hasn’t caught the eye of civic officers.

Mayor Ravi Kant Sharma whereas talking to The Indian Categorical stated, “We’ll quickly start work. In villages, Rs 28 crore shall be spent on roads and the remaining on city belts too.”

Chandigarh roads have been in a extremely unhealthy form since July 2019. Everytime the civic physique publicizes that they’ve acquired funds in crores for roads from the administration, nothing has occurred on the bottom.

And right here, councillors within the listing of priority works requested by officers nowhere make a point out of damaged roads that are throughout of their wards and deal with pavers and tiles.



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