LAHORE, Dec 31 (APP):Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
on Monday urged Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to take
notice of the deteriorating conditions of various city roads and
pass on an immediate order to the concerned authorities to complete patchwork on war-footing.
LCCI Acting President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal
said in medina statement here 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.
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 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.
LCCI office-bearers said that Chief Minister should take immediate notice of the situation and trigger the concerned authorities. He said that an 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.