Sialkot-Pasrur Road in shambles

Open pits, ditches and cracks have led to fatal accidents and have hindered the flow of traffic


Our Correspondent October 26, 2018
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SIALKOT:  

Travelling on Sialkot-Pasrur Road can turn into a perilous exercise due to open manholes and its deteriorating condition.

Residents have expressed their concern about the thoroughfare’s sorry state and have requested the government to fix the problem. They believe that the road poses a threat to their lives, particularly during the night when visibility is low.

A survey by Express News showed that the road, which has been damaged for a long time, has failed to gain the attention of the authorities. It is dotted with uncovered manholes, proving hazardous for locals.

Huge holes can be seen at various spots on the main traffic artery. Despite the pitiful state of the road, the district administration has failed to mend it.

The current situation of the Sialkot-Pasrur Road has raised questions about the performance of the local government. Open pits, ditches and cracks in the road have led to fatal accidents and have hindered the flow of traffic.

Citizens told Express News that in the past, several people, including motorcyclists have suffered critical injuries after they fell into manholes and ditches on the thoroughfare. They added that such incidents are a result of human error, the responsibility of which can only be placed on the shoulders of the district administration that only sheds crocodile tears.

They lamented that the road has become a deathtrap, especially at night when passers-by, motorists and motorcycle riders fall into open pits due to an inadequate amount of streetlights. The responsibility of such tragic incidents in every respect lies on government authorities, citizens maintained.

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