Road Rot

It’s getting from bad to worse day by day in Jandiala Guru

Years of negligence on part of authorities has road in tatters

It’s getting from bad to worse day by day in Jandiala Guru

Shopkeepers point at the broken road near Jandiala Guru crossing.

Gurbaxpuri

Tarn Taran, October 30

Arguably one of the busiest towns, Jandiala Guru, is just another victim of the local administration’s delinquency, particularly of the Municipal Council, Tarn Taran. With each passing day, the condition of the Jandiala road, which links National Highway No. 54 to the local stretch here, is worsening.

It is teeming with the town’s premier educational institutions like Mata Ganga Girls College, Sri Guru Arjun Dev Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School and Bhai Veer Singh Birdh Ghar, an oasis for the aged people. The residence of local MLA Dr Dharambeer Agnihotri, too, is situated in vicinity. The railway crossing here, which joins Jandialu Guru township, is inevitably prone to accidents. Apart from this, it also leads to the bus stand, grain market, offices related to the Mandi Board like the District Mandi Officer (DMO) and so on.

“The road was repaired about five years with the main fault lying in the central curve of the road which makes it accident prone. Ever since the installation of the sewerage pipes the road has not been repaired and it has been ages,” a shopkeeper of the area said.

The whole situation gains more tension at the railways crossing when it is closed and long queues of the vehicles piled up at the site take longer than usual to pass causing inconvenience to the flow of traffic. Kamaljit Singh, Executive Officer (EO) of Municipal Council, said the tender for the maintenance of the road had been floated and the work is expected to start soon.

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