Lack of road maintenance is behind increasing number of accidents

Published On: April 25, 2018 02:25 PM NPT

LAHAN, April 25: Lack of repair and maintenance of a section of the East-West highway at Mirchaiya of Siraha district has posed a serious risk of accidents. 

There are many potholes from Matiyarba Chowk to Salhesh Chowk along the highway, which have made the highway section prone to accidents. 

Drivers said that risk of accidents has increased as they have been facing difficulties to drive vehicles due to the potholes and the poor condition of the road. 

Although the highway has become risky and is in poor shape in lack of repair and maintenance, the bodies concerned have not paid their attention for its repair and maintenance, said locals. Thousands of vehicles ply on the highway every day, it is learnt. 

The road damaged by incessant rainfall at Mirchaiya during rainy season has not been repaired yet and the potholes are left without filling. 

Not only vehicles, pedestrians also face problem in their movement due to the big potholes at Matiyarba Chowk, Thana Chowk, and Bus Park. 

A local businessman Ashok Saha said that although they have informed Road Division Office, Lahan, time and again to address the problem, it has turned deaf ears to their request. 

However, a contractor Rambabu Yadav, said that they would start the road repair and maintenance works within a week. RSS


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