Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 14
Commuters travelling on the stretch from the Hall Gate to the Bhandari Railway Over bridge are an exasperated lot. Always a busy road, it is more difficult to navigate it in the morning and evening hours.
Pardeep Kumar, a shopkeeper outside the Hall Gate, says the stretch has been lying in a dilapidated state for the past nearly two years. Though it is occasionally repaired, the patchwork lasts only for a couple of weeks.
Bhupinder Singh, a commuter, says like many, he also commutes through this stretch every day. All tourists visiting the Golden Temple make use of this road. Besides, this is the patch which connects the walled city with the rest of the city. Even then, it does not figure in the priority list of any government. In addition, there are also many other infrastructure bottlenecks which do not get highlighted. There are many two-wheeler automobile workshops on the road being operated from tiny shops. Most of the times, they carry servicing on the road outside these workshops.
“Of late, many people have started residing under the BRTS loop, passing parallel to the Bhandari ROB.
Officials stated that they were carrying out the repairs from time-to-time. The entire stretch will be laid after the undergoing work for the extension of the Bhandari ROB is finished.
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