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Threat of road cave-in irks residents of Phase 7

Threat of road cave-in irks residents of  Phase 7
A dug-up pit on the road covered with debris in the residential area of Phase 7, Mohali. Tribune photo: Vicky >>

Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 10

Residents of a locality in front of the overhead water tank in Phase 7 are upset over lethargic attitude of the Municipal Corporation (MC) towards an incident of road cave-in here.

According to Harjot Singh, a resident of the area, a big pit beneath the dug-up spot located on the road turn could be seen by passersby.

“Fatal mishap can take place any time on the spot. We fear that the road might cave-in if some heavy vehicle passes over it,” said Harjot.

He claimed that the pit was dug up a few days ago by civic body workers to rectify a problem in the sewerage. “After rectifying the fault they just filled up the pit with waste construction material. Later, we noticed a big crater beneath the road. It makes commuting on the stretch quite risky,” he added.

“We have contacted officials of the MC for redressal of the problem, but any action on their part in this regard is yet to be initiated,” he said.

Another resident of the area, Narinder Kumar, said, “There should be coordination between different wings of the Municipal Corporation. When any road is dug up by the MC team then it should be repaired immediately.”

“Officials responsible for road repairs in the town must keep a check on such activities carried out by the Municipal Corporation. They should ensure that the dug-up stretch in any part is filled and repaired as soon as the work undertaken by the civic body staff is complete,” he added.


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