Road rot

It’s a bumpy ride on potholed Yamunanagar, Jagadhri stretch

It’s a bumpy ride on potholed Yamunanagar, Jagadhri stretch

The road connecting Sector 17 with Chhoti Line via Swami Vivekanand Public School in Jagadhri town.

Shiv Kumar Sharma

Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, October 16

Roads of twin towns of Yamunanagar and Jagadhri are dotted with potholes as the authorities of the municipal corporation have failed to repair them for a long time.

Plying of vehicles and transportation facility has become difficult on several damaged internal roads. Besides, commuters also face numerous problems related to driving and health due to dust particles from these broken roads.

“The roads of twin towns have suffered extensive damage as the elected representatives and officials of the municipal corporation are paying little attention to carry out repair, maintenance and construction works,” said Amar Nath, a resident of Saraswati Colony, Jagadhri.

A number of stretches of Chhoti Line, which connects a vast area of twin towns with one another, are dotted with potholes.

Similarly, the road connecting Sector 17 with Chhoti Line via Swami Vivekanand Public School, Sector 17, HUDA, is also in bad shape. Being one of the busiest roads, the condition of this road is becoming worse with each passing day.

“These two roads give nightmarish experience to residents and commuters. The authorities must look into the matter immediately and get the repair and construction work done,” said Anil Kumar, a resident of Professor Colony.

Besides, the condition of Tejli road, road behind the court complex, road leading to Jagadhri Workshop from Yamunangar bus stand, road leading to DAV Dental Hospital and the main road of Sector 18 leading to the office of the District Town Planner are also in bad shape.

The work of strengthening a road starting from Pyara Chowk to Nehru Park is being carried out at a snail’s pace. The area is considered to be the heart of the city and the owners of shops and showrooms there are upset with the delay in the completion of the work.

Municipal Corporation Superintending Engineer Anand Swaroop said, “Majority of roads fall under the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department (PWD) and the ones that are under the municipal corporation’s jurisdiction will be repaired by December 10.”

“Repair and construction work of roads worth Rs 7.5 crore have been completed in the twin towns in the past two months. Similarly works worth Rs 6 crore are under progress. Besides, repair and construction works worth Rs 7 crore are under the process for approval,” said the Superintending Engineer.

Ignored by MC

The roads of twin towns have suffered extensive damage as the elected representatives and officials of the municipal corporation are paying little attention to carry out the repair, maintenance and construction works. — Amar Nath, resident of Saraswati Colony, Jagadhri

Repair works by December

A majority of roads fall under the jurisdiction of the Public Works Department and the ones that are under the municipal corporation’s jurisdiction will be repaired by December 10. — Anand Swaroop, Superintending Engineer, Municipal Corporation

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