Citizens suffer as busy road develops potholes

Karachi: The section of University Road from Karachi University Staff Gate to Mosamiyat Chowrangi has become almost non-motorable due to big potholes and hundreds of thousands motorists using this busy road face a lot of problems.

As per details, due to the use of substandard material the Mosamiyat Road soon after it carpeting had developed cracks and potholes. The administration has spent huge funds on its frequent repairs and patchwork, but in vain. Presently this road is in very dilapidated condition causing frequent traffic jams, consuming precious time and fuel of both motorists and commuters. To befool public the administration used to fill the road ditches with earth and it creates dust-storm like situation when vehicles pass through these dirt paths. These dust participles also spread diseases and cause problems for asthma and cardiovascular patients.

The citizens have repeatedly requested the government to reconstruct the road though some honest contractor to facilitate people living in the vicinity, but the concerned government departments are not ready to accept these appeals. This road also serves students and teachers of three premier universities of the city, Karachi University, NED University of Engineering and Technology and Dow University of Health Science Ojha Campus. Besides thousands of scientists and technicians of Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR) and Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) also use this dilapidated road.

The citizens have once again appealed the Sindh chief minister, Sindh governor, minister for local government, Sindh chief secretary, commissioner Karachi, administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and other concerned authorities to take a serious notice of the dilapidated condition of the Mosamiyat Road and order its reconstruction with use of standard material.

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