Forget flyover, Chana Pora-Ram Bagh road gets more potholes

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 17: Forget the government assurance of constructing flyover on this congested road, the Chana Pora-Ram Bagh motorway is getting more of potholes with each passing day as the Roads and Buildings (R&B) department has failed to take remedial measures.
 Some three years ago, the ruling coalition had announced that a flyover would be constructed from Jehangir Chowk upto Natipora enroute Ram Bagh. But the government finally clipped Ram Bagh-Nati Pora portion of the flyover though, as per observers, it needed the expressway connectivity more than elsewhere. The Chana Pora-Ram Bagh road is a busiest road in the City.
 But the residents living along the busy road alleged that the government negligence didn’t end there. “Forget flyover, no macadamization is being done on this road, except for patch work,” the residents lamented.
 The bad road condition is furthering traffic mess on this busy route. “Bad roads lead to slowing down of traffic which has a cascading effect and ultimately triggers traffic jams,” admitted a Traffic Police official posted in the area.
 For now locals have erected caution flags on the potholes to keep them apprized about the conditions. “Basically many accidents took place because of the bad road conditions so we have kept some caution signs out of our own,” the residents said.
 Despite repeated attempts the R&B Minister Abdul Majeed Wani and the Chief Engineer R&B, Mushtaq Ahmed Lone didn’t respond to phone calls. When contacted a lower rung official said there was “shortage of funds because of which the road could not be repaired.”

Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST




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