JAMMU, Sept 12: With the total neglect by the concerned authorities including JMC, J&K Housing Board and R&B, the condition of Janipur-Lakkad Mandi Road has gone from bad to worse.
Not only the main road, but the condition of many lanes and drains is also pitiable. The people allege that the concerned MLA Sat Sharma (CA), after winning elections has hardly shown his interest in the area, while his ‘so called’ ward representatives are only busy in managing other affairs related to their vested interests. The issues of general public seems to be none of their job.
While the ERA started pipes laying work in the area and abandoned mulba/ stones etc at many places along the road much before rainy season, another private company started cable laying work and also abandoned the job, leaving dug up area without proper dressing. They did not bother to remove Mulba from the road side at many places and level the dug up area, adding most inconvenience for the public and road users. The road surface has totally damaged and it could not be repaired by the R&B till today.
It is unfortunate that concerned senior officers of these agencies never bothered to monitor the work. Even sewerage manholes on road have converted entire road prone to jumps and accidents. The cemented lids fixed on roads are either 3-5 inch down or up of the road surface. This has become nuisance on the road for the vehicular traffic. No Govt agency including R&B is serious about this matter. It can be noticed on main New Plot -Janipur and Sarwal, Rehari, Subhash Nagar, Patoli roads. There is immediate need to penalize concerned agencies for creating jumps on the smooth city roads as they are open invitation for road accidents. Many vehicles avoid these jumps and take abrupt right –left turns, causing collision of vehicles/ bikes. The District and Divisional Administration and even the MLA concerned, seems to be insensitive to the matter.