Alok Tyagi, a resident of Ahinsa Khand 2 is worried every time his son who is in the 11th standard goes for tuition. "The roads are in such a poor state. The monsoons have made it worse further. I don't want my son to get hurt."
A significant number of commuters pass through the road near Niti Khand 3, the primary 500 m artery road connecting D mall with Ahinsa Khand 2 every day. As gathered, the potholes, cracks and uneven surfaces pose daily challenges but the commuters allege that Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has taken no action until now.
As gathered, the recent rains have further exacerbated the road surface resulting in more potholes and broken patches along the stretch. The damaged road has thus made commuting dangerous for commuters. This is especially concerning given that this is one of the major routes for commuters, the residents emphasise.
According to residents, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), which is responsible for road maintenance, has not even begun temporary repairs, even though the road requires complete resurfacing.
CitySpidey talked to a few residents to understand their plight-
Tina Dutta, a resident of Niti Khand 3, says, "It's been so long that we've been dealing with this poor stretch of road. We've taken up this matter with Ghaziabad authorities but we are still awaiting some action."
Neena Das, a resident of Ahinsa Khand 2, and a daily commuter on this road says, "I have had a close escape from accidents many times on this road. It is high time the authorities repair the road before it turns fatal for someone."
Rakesh Kumar, an auto driver who covers the Vaishali and Indirapuram areas, says, "It is a struggle to ride on this road. We just have to deal with pothole-ridden stretches on this road every day. I wonder when would it be fixed."