ISLAMABAD - Open manholes at certain places in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are causing serious problems for the residents of these localities.
These also cause accidents as vehicles get trapped and damaged in these open manholes. Muhammad Ramzan, a resident of the Shamsabad complained that there are more than five open manholes and uncovered drains exit near main signal of double road Rawalpindi, which are a serious threat to the lives of residents and motorists.
Due to heavy rains in the city, the open manholes can cause accident, residents said, and added that there are many incidents in which people sustained injuries after falling into uncovered manholes. Noor Ali Shah, a resident I-9 Sector, said that his motorbike plunged to manhole and he got serious injuries. He said there is another danger that people could fall into the manhole during rain so it should be covered. He said open manhole could cause accidents so it should be covered for ensuring safety of the motorists and pedestrians.