PAU to be free of bumpy roads
The state government has sanctioned R2 crore for the repairs of the roads inside the university premises
There is a reason to cheer for commuters plying daily on bumpy roads of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) as the state government has sanctioned Rs 2 crore for the repairs of the roads inside the university premises.
Many areas in the university are filled with potholes, resulting in not so comfortable ride for students, teachers as well as other commuters, who have to ply daily on these roads.
The condition of roads in the university is not that bad as the condition of roads in the rest of the city as the municipal corporation has miserably failed in repairing the roads.
The Punjab Mandi Board under the state government would be assisting PAU in repairing of roads that were not repaired for the past many years. The university was not able to construct the roads on its own due to lack of funds.
Estate officer of PAU Dr Jaskaran Singh said the process to improve the roads inside the university campus would start soon. “We will soon receive funds from the Mandi Board to repair the roads. Some of the roads were filled with potholes and there was a need to repair them. However, due to lack of funds, we were not able to construct these roads on our own,” he added.
He said the work on the roads that needed to be repaired would also be executed by the Mandi Board.
Ashima Garg, a student of the university, said she had been facing a lot of problems in driving her two-wheeler on the roads. “There are some areas in the university where roads are in a pathetic condition that they have caused accidents and injuries to many students,” she added.