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Broken Zirakpur roads trouble commuters

Broken Zirakpur roads trouble commuters

A potholed stretch on the road near McDonald’s in Zirakpur. TRIBUnE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL

Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, October 15

Roads continue to trouble residents and other commuters in the town.

While societies and houses mushroomed over the years, the condition of roads here did not improve much. The condition of inner roads is poor.

Potholes on a road in Sector 27 being repaired a day after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the issue. Manoj Mahajan

During a random check, it was found that one of the oldest stretches, VIP Road, is in a dismal state. Other than its name, there is nothing ‘VIP’ about the road. Kalgidhar-Baltana, Dhakoli, Pabhat and other internal roads offer a bumpy ride to commuters.

“Big potholes can be spotted at various places. Broken roads damage our vehicles, besides causing accidents. During rain, the situation deteriorates as commuters, especially two-wheeler riders, fail to notice how deep a water-filled pothole is. So, road mishaps are common here. Most small accidents go unreported,” said Navdeep Kumar, a local resident.

Another local resident Jagmeet Singh said, “There are several stretches, which seem to have not been recarpeted for a long time. Mostly, the local authorities get patchwork done. They must identify the worst road first and start the recarpeting work in a planned manner.”

Residents said a few unmetalled roads not only trouble motorists but also irritate residents as passing vehicles raised dust.

Kuldeep Bawa, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Dera Bassi, said, “The road and beautification work on the Zirakpur flyover is on. For roads like Pabhat and others, tendering process is under way and the work will be done in the next one or two months.”

 

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