KARACHI: The National Stadium Road, one of the busiest roads in the city, has been deteriorating over the years. The development and repair work on the road is being delayed due to the negligence of authorities causing difficulties for commuters and patients visiting two of the largest private hospitals located there.
The deplorable condition of the National Stadium Road has left many in despair as private, government, residential and commercial buildings are located on it including two major hospitals on the track leading to New Town from National Stadium. Developmental work on water, electricity and internet lines on the road is facing delay since the last six months because of this.
The traffic flow has also been affected severely due to the ruptured road while ambulances avoid taking these tracks causing inconvenience to patients.
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According to the ambulance drivers, they have to either take longer routes or the patients suffer discomfort while being shifted to the hospitals.
Locals, talking to The Express Tribune, said that the authorities have closed their eyes on this issue. The government needs to draw its attention towards the difficulties faced by citizens. The road has been dug up many times but left midway.
Besides , all link roads to National Stadium were repaired for the recent Pakistan Super League matches but despite that, the authorities didn't pay heed to the National Stadium Road itself.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 21st, 2019.