Road closed, com­muters forced to go an ex­tra mile

En­try to Sham Singh Road was stopped two months ago due to a cave-in

HT Ludhiana Live - - City - Nidhi Bhanot nidhi. bhanot@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

LUDHIANA: The Sham Singh Road, which links Ghu­mar Mandi and Mall Road, has been ly­ing closed at the en­trance of the Mall Road for the past two months.

Closed due to a cave-in, the road is caus­ing in­con­ve­nience to the res­i­dents and passersby. The en­try has been re­stricted by putting bricks at the en­trance. Ear­lier, the res­i­dents used to reach the Mall Road in just two min­utes, but now tak­ing a long route, they have to move to­wards the short lane that leads to the BSNL of­fice, which fur­ther leads to the Bharat Na­gar Chowk and the Mall road.

"We have to cover ex­tra miles to reach to our des­ti­na­tions. If a cave-in has taken place then the Ludhiana Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion should set the place right. Clos­ing the road should not be the so­lu­tion," rued Dolly, an area res­i­dent.

The own­ers of an un­der-con­struc­tion build­ing on the road also rued that ear­lier their con- struc­tion ma­te­rial came di­rectly through the Mall Road, but now they had to opt for a long route. How­ever, cer­tain area res­i­dents were happy over the clo­sure, as they felt that it had led to a de­crease in the traf­fic flow.

Show­ing ig­no­rance, of­fi­ci­at­ing Ludhiana Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion com­mis­sioner MS Jaggi said he would look into the site and need­ful would be done at the ear­li­est for the con­ve­nience of the res­i­dents.

AVNEET PUNNI/HT

En­try to the Mall Road has been re­stricted with bricks at the en­trance.

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