Zirakpur, August 7
The newly inaugurated flyover in Zirakpur has eased the commute to Chandigarh for many, but a key stretch of an accompanying service lane sticks out like a sore thumb. The 500-metre road leading to the Chandigarh border is dotted with large potholes.
Much to the chagrin of commuters, there is no respite from traffic congestion on the stretch during the rush hour. Rainfall compounds the situation, as commuters run the risk of skidding over potholes and meeting with an accident.
Some locals complain that the stretch is inundated with water when it rains heavily. For pedestrians, navigating the road is an arduous task.
A passerby warned, “Commuting through the road is extremely challenging at night.”
Some local shop owners rued that the pathetic condition of the road has taken a bite out of their earnings as it deters residents from patronising their shops.
One of the traders lamented, “We cannot even open our shops when it rains. Who would wade through knee-deep water to visit a store anyway?”
Most Read In 24 Hours
Don't MissView All
Suspense mounts as to who will be BJP’s chief minister in an...
Hat-trick in states guarantee of hat-trick in 2024 Lok Sabha polls: PM Modi after BJP’s big win in Assembly elections
‘Results serve lesson to Congress and opposition’s INDIA blo...
With his game-changer 'Ladli Behna' scheme, 'Mama' emerges hero of BJP's victory in Madhya Pradesh polls
Shivraj Chouhan in March launched Ladli Behna scheme, which ...
From ABVP member to Congress' Telangana CM contender, Revanth Reddy's journey has weathered turbulent tides
A fierce critic of BRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, Reddy, Tel...
Congress, which was hoping to buck the trend of incumbent be...