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Road connecting villages with Poondurai Highways is battered

Needs attention: The severely battered Karumaparai - 46 Pudur road near Erode. — PHOTO: M.GOVARTHAN
Needs attention: The severely battered Karumaparai - 46 Pudur road near Erode. — PHOTO: M.GOVARTHAN

For people living in 46 Puthur and a number of other surrounding villages, travelling on the road connecting their villages with the Poondurai Highways continues to be an ordeal.

The road remains in a bad shape for long.

Students, those working in industrial units and farmers in 46 Puthur and the other villages depend on the road to access Erode town.

The deplorable condition of the road is a cause of frustration for the numerous commuters.

The tarmac is completely eroded in many spots, giving a bumpy ride for the vehicle users. The potholes, with loose gravel strewn all around, make travelling very difficult.

On Thursday, a mini bus proceeding to 46 Puthur lost control and entered a nearby field after it hit a huge pothole.

People expressed serious concern over the issue as the number of accidents involving two-wheeler riders had increased sharply. “A few weeks ago, a motorcyclist fell on the road after the vehicle hit a pothole and suffered serious injuries,” the residents pointed out.

A majority of the farmers in these villages use the road to transport their produce to the markets in Erode. “Travelling on this battered road gives us nightmarish experience,” they complained. The villagers had taken this issue to the notice of officials in the district administration and rural development department on several occasions. “But no efforts have been made to re-lay the road,” the people said.

When contacted, the officials said that they would look into the issue.

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