Published On : Sun, Jul 17th, 2016

AAP activists stage demos at NMC against poor condition of roads

The activists of Aam aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday staged demonstrations in front of office of Nagpur Municipal Corporation in Civil Lines and protested against the poor condition of roads across the city. The agitators lamented that the newly constructed roads that were meant to last at least for 2-3 years in good condition were riddled with potholes with the onset of monsoon. “Some roads that were given a facelift just before the recent visit of Vice President of India were damaged by the first showers of rain. Nothing is more unfortunate than this phenomenon,” the AAP activists stated.

“Traversing on pothole riddled roads has become dangerous. The potholes could prove ‘death traps’ if an accident were to take place. The poor condition of roads coupled with dust makes use of roads a perilous proposition. It is in fact invitation to trouble. On a rainy day, the water-filled potholes pose grave hazards to vehicle riders and accidents could claim lives of citizens,” the Convener of Cityb AAP Ashok Mishra lamented.

In a letter addressed to Municipal Commissioner, the AAP activists have demanded an enquiry by an independent agency into construction of poor quality roads, filing of criminal offenses against the guilty contractors, officials and recovery of money from them as a penalty, ‘black listing’ of guilty contractors for the next 20 years, making public the expenditure on construction of roads since the past five years, compensation to accident victims among other demands.

– Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha ( )