PAU to be free of bumpy roads

The state gov­ern­ment has sanc­tioned R2 crore for the re­pairs of the roads inside the univer­sity premises

HT Ludhiana Live - - City - Ar­jun Sharma [email protected]­dus­tan­ LUD­HI­ANA:

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.

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