High Court has taken tough stand and made the state responsible to monitor pot holes and improve the state of roads in Maharashtra. Despite tall claims the highways are having potholes and that in turn obstruct free flow of traffic. Too much traffic chaos leads to minor accidents. The subways suffer most with poor lighting arrangements and the roads inside shows potholes and craters creating a fear among road users. Even flyovers and freeways are having potholes and the HC has issued an ultimatum to take note of the fact in a serious way. It is customary that water logging on streets followed by traffic snarls and chaos on the roads during monsoon season. Lethargy of workers and the high corrupt contractors are the cause for such a misery on the main roads of the state. It was clearly visible that no one cares for public miseries. It is time to have a rational thinking about the road care and that can keep away horror from the road users during heavy rain in the main cities of Maharashtra. The government is powerful enough to resolve the issue, especially when the local bodies have failed to perform in this direction in the last decade or so.
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