ISLAMABAD: No repair or maintenance of roads damaged during the ongoing monsoon rains in the Federal Capital was started yet by the Capital Development Authority (CDA).Different roads have been broken up with potholes and craters, which not only damage vehicles but also put the lives of drivers and inmates at risk.
The service road from I-10 Sector to 7-Up Chowk, which is used by heavy traffic for the Industrial Area, is in a dilapidated condition, with potholes, craters, cuts and unevenness.–APP
"The entire road, especially near the Islamabad Railways Station and I-10/3 Industrial Area, is in a bad shape and need urgent repair," said Talha Nadeem, a motorist who lives in I-10/2 Sector and uses this road for travelling to his office in Blue Area.
He said during the rain, the road turned into a pond. Drivers cannot spot the potholes and craters, resultantly they damage their vehicles, he added.
Similarly, link road from Sabzi Mandi to NDC is also in a deteriorated condition. Its long portion requires urgent maintenance.
A taxi driver said big potholes had developed in the middle of service road at various places from I-9 Police Station to H-9 College and further upto nurseries for a long time, but Capital Development Authority's (CDA) department concerned was not interested in its rehabilitation.
He pointed out that the under construction Kashmir Road between Peshawar More to Golra More should also be completed on urgent basis.
When contacted, an official of the department concerned of CDA informed that the maintenance of Capital's roads was carried out on regular basis. The repair and maintenance work of the above-mentioned roads would be completed as early as possible, he said.