Ludhiana: Residents and commuters are facing inconvenience due to damaged condition of service lanes of Ferozepur Road in the city. Moreover, many of the car washers and service centre has encroached the service lane on Ferozepur road. For not maintaining the service lanes from past several years is another reason for adding woes to traffic snarls in the city.
People have to suffer from several problems due to damaged roads of service lanes of Ferozepur road, due to this several accidents take place regularly. Municipal Corporation have turned blind eye towards the problems of the residents as many of the service lanes are not constructed for one time. Pedestrians are forced to walk on roads due to pathetic condition of service lanes in the city. Moreover, commuters have to face several problems while crossing from the lanes as most of the lanes are occupied with different things by the people.
The lanes are allocated for the use of transportation and for travelling from one street to another. The service lane near circuit house is not constructed from past 40 years according to the shopkeepers. Several dustbins of A to Z Company were placed in the service lanes due to which more than half of the lane is covered.
Few months back High Court had strictly ordered MC, district administration and traffic wing of police not to allow anyone to encroach upon service lanes along Ferozepur road that causes disruption of traffic flow of these lanes. The orders had come in January last year after the case started two years back against the menace of parking in service lanes.
Somehow, there is no illegal parking but many of the waste things are placed in the lanes though most of the area is covered. The major issue is that MC has never taken initiative to maintain all the service lanes.
Kamaljeet Soi, road safety expert said, “Traffic congestion is increasing day by day in the city due to improperly maintained service lanes. Local traffic mostly uses service lane in the city. Moreover, service lanes are a lifeline for the mobility of urban traffic. Authorities concerned should maintain the lanes properly to deviate the traffic properly”.
Jasneet Singh resident of Sarabha Nagar said, “I am running this shop from past 40 years and since, the service lane is in front of my shop is not constructed.
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