Buchpora road in shambles, admin in slumber
IT appears that the concerned department is in deep slumber as regards restoration of the road stretch from Ilahi Bagh to Buchpora, which has developed deep ruts and the public reserves its right to claim damages to their vehicles plying on this road.
Why can't the road be restored by way of laying of metal patches to avoid damage to vehicles and also hardship to the passengers, besides arresting the dust pollution, is not understood.
In view of the frequent closure of the road from Buchpora to Soura due to pipe laying (which too is going on snails pace) this is the only link left to reach 90 ft Road, thus all the more necessitating urgent restoration. So for as pipe laying of this stretch is concerned, it could be taken up after completing the stretch from grid station to Ilahi Bagh, which has been halted since three months for unknown reasons and is going to take not less than three months, if at all taken up.
Why should locals be held at ransom for the lapses of the department is not understood? In rainy days the condition of the road stretch worsens as it gets flooded in absence of proper surface drainage. The public is approaching the department to furnish under the RTI Act, the details of recurring expenditure incurred on its restoration during the past ten years. Also a PIL is also being filed for holding the people (Srinagarittes) at ransom for the lapses of the concerned departments. Meanwhile it is hoped that the concerned department will wakeup from the deep slumber, before some Anna Hazare shall knock their doors.
Retd Chief Engineer Ashraf Fazili
(The ideas expressed are author’s own)
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Oct 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
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