Panchkula: Residents of Sector 25 have been facing a plethora of problems since its inception. Deplorable conditions of roads, open manholes, stinking garbage dumps and absence of basic facilities for human habitation constantly leave the residents in the lurch.
According to the residents, the potholed roads continue to endanger the lives of commuters on the uneven surface. Also there are open manholes and growth of bushes alongside the inner roads of the sectors. As a result people are facing a number of problems here. “My wife got injured due to the potholed road as she fell down from her Activa scooter following the worst condition of the road,’’ says Rajesh Krishan, a resident of Sector 25, Panchkula.
There are several open manholes in Sector 25 which have not only increased the chances of accidents, stagnant water in them has also made them breeding ground for mosquitoes and diseases. Adjacent to the office of ACP (Crime), Panchkula, there are two wide manholes that have been lying open since many months, posing a serious danger to residents.
Residents of the sectors alleged that they have repeatedly asked the concerned authorities to take the appropriate action to rectify the situation, but to no avail.
Also much of the Sectors inner roads are in a state of utter decay, subjecting residents to unending hardships. Worn out roads, which have just a layer of dirt and stones, don’t simply cause damage to two-wheelers and four-wheelers, the’se also pose a great threat to the lives of commuters from college students to office workers among others who form the chunk of rush-hour traffic.
Paramjeet Kaur, a student of SD College, Chandigarh and resident of Sector 25, Panchkula, became a victim to a horribly-patched road. She was riding her scooty when it skidded, resulting in dislocation of her left shoulder and injuring her arms and legs. “I lost control on loose gravel scattered on the road. The tar on the roads is washed away and the stretches have become very slippery and uneven. I’m now scared to use the road,” she said.
N K Verma, Superintending Engineer, HUDA, said, ‘’We have carried out work on related potholed roads in various Sectors that lie in our jurisdiction. However, after the completion of the work of the main roads, tenders will be floated for the work related to the internal roads too. Also a meeting will be held for taking appropriate steps to tackle problems of civic amenities in the sector.’’
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