The road leading to Mansarovar Heights passing between the “Swarag Vatika (cremation ground) and the school of Muslim Education Trust from the main road (RTC Colony) has been neglected by respective authorities for over a decade now, leaving it in a flawed condition. The residents claim the issue a nuisance as it makes commuting a hassle.
The road runs through privately owned properties making it lack Government action. “Since the whole land is said to be under private property, there are no definite authorities to take actions,” says Shyam Sunder, a resident of Mansarovar Heights.
With the on and off heavy rains, the flooding of the road is creating an obstacle for commuters, complain residents. “As there is no other easy way for us, we are bound to take this road. It is a menace,” says Shreya Reddy, a resident. However, this road peril is faced by residents and commuters even otherwise. When the road is not flooded, it is said to be a pool of mud craters causing damage to the vehicles. “I come here frequently. I'm very cautious about my vehicle because it has broken down quite a few times on this stretch,” says an auto-driver.
Residents inform that the conditions have improved slightly during the past few years. The T-junction which lacked proper lighting has now been equipped with street lights providing some relief to commuters and the open drains which were a constant threat to two wheelers, has now been fenced. On the contrary, the repair work of the roads is incomplete leaving the residents dissatisfied with the developments that have happened.
People claim this trouble is due to lack of responsible authorities. Mohsin, a resident of the locality says, “there is no welfare or residents' associations. This leaves us clueless about whom to consult regarding our worries.” The wait for improvement of the conditions of the road has been for over a few years and still continues.