Dilapidated Lasjan road irks commuters

Express their resentment on social media
Dilapidated Lasjan road irks commuters
GK File Photo used as Representational Image

Srinagar, June 13: Residents of Lasjan and its adjoining areas have expressed resentment over dilapidated roads.

People of these areas uploaded photographs of dilapidated Lasjan, Rambagh road on social media to highlight its condition.

The uploaded photographs depict potholes dotting the road. The road connects scores of localities with city centre and tertiary care hospitals.

The caption and comments by neitizens along with pictures of dilapidated road complained that their pleas have fallen on deaf ears. Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Syed Abad Soiteng said the bad condition of road has become a nuisance.

"Due to potholes, accidents frequently occur on the road," he said.

Muhammad Aslam of Lasjan said that the roads are badly damaged and turn into cesspool after rains.

"Traffic rush has increased on this route in recent past. There are often traffic jams due to dilapidated condition of the road," said a group of locals at Padshahibagh.

Muzamil Ahmad, a local of Padshahibagh said that in dry weather, bad condition of road results in emanation of dust.

"Dust enters into residential houses and also makes it difficult to breathe especially for those who are commuting on foot and riding two-wheelers," he said.

They said commuters are having a tough time as authorities have failed to carry out necessary repairs of the roads.

"It seems authorities have forgotten this road and left the people to suffer," they said.

"The bad condition of roads not only gives the commuters a tough time but it also consumes a lot of their time in reaching from one place to another. The passenger vehicles have suffered damages due to bad condition of the roads," they said.

They appealed Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to personally intervene and direct concerned officials to repair the road without any further delay.

Chief Engineer Roads and Building Showkat Jeelani said that repairing of the road would be taken up shortly.

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