Bhopal: Few spells of rain have exposed tall claims of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and other road construction agencies regarding road maintenance and repair in the state capital. Roads in almost all the areas are not only full of potholes but have worn off at most places, which pose problems for commuters.
The bitumen layer has peeled off due to heavy traffic pressure and non-maintenance of roads. Policy maker assures that by next monsoon season, roads’ repair and maintenance will be done in the state capital. Due to outbreak of corona, completion of every construction work was delayed including road repairs.
Former protem speaker Rameshwar Sharma said, “Just because of corona, completion of every construction work like water supply line and drains were delayed, so we cannot blame construction companies. It is known fact that they could not finish work on time due to corona. But we are trying to do our level best. By next monsoon season, we will give best roads to Bhopal.”
Anand Nagar |
The work of road maintenance lies on agencies like BMC, PWD, Bhopal Development Authority (BDA) and capital project authority (CPA). But most roads are under BMC, so onus lies on the latter for repair and maintenance.
Kolar, which is a satellite township, has worst roads. Even residents have raised the issue. MLA Rameshwar Sharma has visited colonies to view the condition of roads. But, as per residents, nothing concrete has been done for repair and maintenance.
Similarly, road leading from Ayodhya Nagar to Subhash Nagar, is equally bad. The entire road has been badly damaged. Traffic users face problems specially after rain.
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