Chandigarh city roads are to be repaired and re-carpeted every five years, but several roads in the city in both commercial and residential areas have not only crossed the stipulated period, but haven’t been looked at for about seven to 10 years.
The worst affected are the southern sectors with many such roads demanding attention. Some of these stretches include the road leading to motor market in Sector 38, inner roads of residential areas in sectors 38 and 37-C, internal roads of sector 29, roads of Industrial Area Phase-I.
Municipal councillor Arun Sood said that the engineering wing of the UT is not providing market rates to contractors, and this has halted many developmental works in the city.
Money is being wasted in advertisement of tenders, but no development works are being witnessed on ground, he said. Deputy mayor Satish Kainth said the lackadaisical attitude of engineering wing officials is to blame for the pathetic condition of city roads.