Lahore, December 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar to take notice of the deteriorating conditions of the various city roads and pass on an immediate order to the concerned authorities to complete patchwork on war footing.
In a statement issues here on Monday, the LCCI Acting President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal said that Lahore is second largest city of the country and a hub of trade and industrial activities but its most of the roads are showing a scene of undeveloped village. They said that potholes and craters on various busy roads of Lahore City have made travel a huge torment.
“Unfortunately, the damage is so grave that in some posh areas the roads are not fit for vehicular traffic”, they added.
The LCCI office-bearers said that damaged roads of the city have become a self-explanatory story of the menace of corruption as these roads were not only intentionally built with poor material by the contractors but patchwork is also being delayed to grab financial benefits at vast scale. They said that upper layer of the affected roads was not compacted which resulted in potholes, craters, erosion and cracks. They said that where patches filled somehow, these have become speed breakers and are also causing accidents besides causing damage to the vehicles.
They said that poor conditions of these roads cause irreparable damage to the trading goods, to the common vehicles and also make job of criminal easier. They said that motorists and motorcyclists, who slow down their vehicles over a pothole, are sometimes intercepted and deprived of their cash and belongings by the robbers.
The LCCI office-bearers said that Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar should take immediate notice of the situation and trigger the concerned authorities. He said that and immediate survey of the affected roads should be conducted and a state-of-the-art patchwork should be done instead of just filling the potholes.
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Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Lahore -54000, Pakistan