Residents of Askari 7, 14 and various other colonies decried on Sunday the negligence of authorities concerning the condition of Dhoke Juma Road which is in a shabby state for the past decade.
Waheed Qurashi, a resident of Askari 7 Rawalpindi, said that the road is in dilapidated condition for the last many years and was constructed more than a decade ago.
"Thousands of motorists pass through the road every day, but no government department takes action to improve its condition," another resident, Nadeem Malik, lamented.
He said that this is an important link road that connects to Tulsa Road and goes to Harley Street Bakra Mandi facilitates us to avoid the mad rush on Tulsa road. "The potholes and craters on the road not only damage vehicles but also lead to massive traffic jams," he added.
However, residents were hopeful that the authorities concerned would mitigate the problem as soon as possible.
When contacted, a Chaklala Cantonment Board official admitted that the majority of roads in the cantonment were in poor condition.
"We are chalking out a plan to start work on all roads, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2021.