City roads runs into potholes following monsoon
Lives of two-wheeler riders , in particular, is at risk with wheels of their vehicles almost getting stuck in potholes that dot the City roads.Monsoon downpour during the previous week has exposed the quality of works that were implemented by Belagavi City Corporation (BCC).
Roads that were laid or carpeted with bitumen in the month of April and May and some in June have been damaged.Quality and quantity of bitumen used along with stone jelly while implementing the works is being seen.
Bitumen has been washed away, while stone jelly has been lying spread along the road leading to skidding of many vehicles, two-wheelers in particular. Mishaps on such roads have become the order of the day with people cursing the civic body for its in “efficient” quality of road works.
None of the elected representatives of civic body and officials are seen taking measures to ensure that contractors who had executed the works restore them.Congress Road, College Road and Kolhapur Circle to RTO office road are glaring examples of roads conditions.
Arterial roads in the city are in worse condition. Recent roads laid at Bhagya Nagar, Vadgon, Shahapur, Tilakwadi and main City areas including the markets, stand testimony for their quality.
BCC has neither taken measures to repair the roads, nor has filled the potholes leaving it to residents to fend for themselves.Public Works Department (PWD) Executive Engineer RB Dyamannavar said “Works of some roads were in progress and would be completed by the end of calendar year.