The pathetic condition of Shivaji Raod in NR Mohalla has become nightmare for residents. Huge potholes on the middle of the road pose threat for commuters. The stretch is not tared from long time and footpaths are encroached by roadside vendors, and shop owners.
Filled with potholes the stretch is not motor friendly. Commuters call the stretch as 'death trap' and allege that no measures have been taken to asphalt the road and are fed up with several rounds of complaint.
Surrounded with Schools, religious places, hospitals, several choultries the road is always buzzed with people activity and known as commercial street. The stretch connects Mysore Bangalore Road (junction of central jail), Bannimantap, Ashoka Road, Sub-urban Bus stand, Bangalore Ring Road and several other areas.
Auto Driver Ali Mohammed says the stretch is not safe for either commuters nor pedestrians. “Huge potholes pose threat. Unaware of potholes, there are several instance where vehicle drivers have lost control over vehicle, by applying sudden break.”
“One cannot drive on stretch without applying brakes. The driving pleasure gets exhausted in avoiding these potholes. Being double road the roads can be widened and need to be tared to ensure smooth flow of vehicles. In this single stretch about seven choultires and function hall are set up and traffic congestion is common,” says Reshma Unnisa, resident.
MCC officials said soon they will address the issue and the works were delayed following ULB and Assembly elections.