Residents of Jawahar Nagar here have expressed resentment against nocturnal road repairs.
"The Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Public Works department have been cleaning and re-surfacing roads and lanes in Jawahar Nagar for last couple of weeks. They are using huge JCBs for some very narrow roads. The clearing of garbage, and loose earth is done during night without sufficient lighting. Then road surfacing is also done during night," a delegation from the area said.
"Apart from not ensuring proper cleaning and good surfacing during night due to poor lighting, we are forced to remain awake whole night due to loud and continuous noise of machines. The process could have been easily done during day time by closing certain roads and diverting traffic on a rotational basis," they said.
They said normally night operations are not done only under the lights of the machines. "Apart from making good road surfaces as part of the 'Smart City', there is utmost need to get all the man-holes leveled with the road surface. The man-holes on roads in entire city are either below road surface or above it. These are a great hazard for driving especially during night hours. The top executives of the SMC and the Public Works department need to take a note and take necessary measures," they added.