“Beware of murky potholes on dug up roads”. The headlines of the leading newspaper today reads like a statutory warning.
Roads in many parts of Kochi, Kerala are dug up just before the elections in April and nobody did anything about it till now.
Apparently the election code didn’t allow repairs- B.S.
And nothing can be done now! The monsoon has started. And this headline on the newspaper is insult to injury.
Sadly the newspaper has chosen to come up with an eye catching news than to be the fourth column for voicing the plight of the innocent victims- the road using public.
Nobody clearly knows why some of the relatively good roads were dug up, not only on one side, but both sides! Some say it’s water pipes, some it’s gas connection and yet another say it’s digital installations. Perhaps they were looking for some previous installations which they have forgotten where they installed.
And there’s news that there are plans to dig through the middle of the road.
How can anyone be permitted to meddle with public property and walk away leaving the mess behind with immunity.
How can elected representatives sleep after causing this havoc to the people they are duty bound to look after.
The authorities responsible are quoted as saying that any restoration work would be after the rains, which is some three months. By then the roads will be rivers with deadly traps for people and vehicles.
Time for action! Or is the silent majority is destined to suffer in silence!