Poor doorway to flyover irks commuters
LUDHIANA: The Gill Road that leads to the Partap Chowk flyover is in a bad state of affairs for the past six months.
The road sides are in pitiable condition and adding to the woes of the passers-by, they are restricted from entering the area from many sides due to the under-construction Partap Chowk flyover.
The big potholes in the area give a bumpy ride. The shopkeepers rued that inaugurating a part of the flyover was of no use if the road leading to it was not repaired.
"The link road between Gill Chowk and Partap Chowk is in bad state for the past six months. We had requested the area councillor to carpet the road, but to no avail," rued Satwinder Singh, who runs a grocery shop on the Gill Road.
While another shopkeeper, Deepak Kumar, who runs an iron shop near the flyover, said traffic started flowing on the road early in the morning and continued till late night, so the poor roads had become poorer in the past six months.
Deepak started coming by an autorickshaw, leaving his scooter, as the poor roads damaged the shockers of his scooter twice.
He said: " Lakhs of people pass through the road daily and due to the under-construction flyover, the entire traffic was diverted towards the Gill Road, which deteriorated the condition of the road."
Rajwinder Kaur, a government teacher who lives near the Partap Chowk, rued: "What is the need of inaugurating new projects when the corporation cannot maintain the old roads. Though we are happy about the flyover, at first the corporation officials must have carpeted the roads."
When contacted, officiating Ludhiana Municipal Corporation commissioner MS Jaggi said: “As the Gill Road was not fully dry, so its carpeting was also delayed. We saw the road today and it will be carpeted overnight for the convenience of the passers-by.”
The Gill Road near Partap Chowk in Ludhiana is an eyesore.