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Posted at: Jun 19, 2017, 1:49 AM; last updated: Jun 19, 2017, 10:41 AM (IST)

Youths’ death fails to move Panchkula MC

10 days after mishap, yet to start repair work on potholed roads
Youths’ death fails to move  Panchkula  MC
A potholed stretch on the road dividing Sector 12-A and the Industrial Area, Phase I, Panchkula. NITIN MITTAL

Tribune News Service

Panchkula, June 18

Even 10 days after the death of two motorcyclists allegedly due to potholed roads in the Industrial Area, the Panchkula Municipal Corporation is yet to start repair work of these roads.

On a complaint of the family members, the Panchkula police had booked officials of the department concerned in this case. Panchkula Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia said tenders had already been floated for the recarpeting work on that specific road and would be opened next month.

Kesh Chandra (25) and Pramod Kumar (24), both residents of Rajiv Colony, had met with an accident in the wee hours of June 8 when their bike skidded and hit the divider of the road between the Industrial Area, Phase I, and Sector 12- A. Another person, Titu, a resident of Rajiv Colony, who was also on the same motorcycle, got injured.

While Pramod and Kesh Chandra were declared brought dead at the Panchkula General Hospital, Titu was referred to the PGI. Later, the police had booked the Panchkula administration for negligence in the death of the two youths. Kin of the deceased had refused to take away their bodies from the mortuary unless a case was registered against the authorities.

The families had stated that the administration did not re-carpet the road, which led to the death of the two youths.

Approval received

Besides the Industrial Area, many roads in Panchkula are awaiting recarpeting for months.

Though the MC has received approval from the Urban Local Bodies Department for the Rs 21-crore re-carpeting project, the work is yet to be started on certain roads.

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