GUWAHATI: The Public Works Department (PWD) has been working on the construction of Odalbakra, Kahilipara Road in the city for the past three months now. This has proved to be more of a problem than a relief because of the strange way in which the repair work is being done. The road is lined with tar with long vertical gaps in between creating deep cracks. It has been left in this condition for almost a month now.
The disorganized way in which the road is constructed is attracting accidents. The commuters have a difficult time driving over this path and two-wheelers have it the hardest. Tires skid over the cracks and riders lose their balance.
A local resident said, “This is not new for the PWD. I have seen roads constructed by them in this way before. The road is lined with tar and lined. It is left this way for many days. This is the most irrational way of road repair. Accidents of two-wheelers are occurring on a daily basis.”
“I have to commute through this way every day for work and it is really a menace. I have already fallen twice in spite of being extremely careful”, said Bivhujeet Gohain, a resident of Kahilipara.
Another commuter, Angad Baruah complained, “I lost my balance on the dug up section and have injured my left leg. I had to miss almost a week of work.”
The half repaired is more hazardous at night. Many people have complained of near fatal accidents near the Hayat Hospital in the evenings. An agitated biker said, “I met with an accident while trying to over-take a car. I lost my balance on the half dug-up road and hit my head. I do not think the PWD cares about the danger that they have created by leaving the road half-repaired.”
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