Kamptee-Nagpur road work, a nightmare for citizens

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2018 09:30:24


Staff Reporter,

The ongoing concretisation of Kamptee-Nagpur stretch of National Highway No 7 has become a nightmare for the people residing in several localities that are located off it. Since rains the condition of tar roads has deteriorated to such an extent that they are finding to even walk. Given the high volume traffic mostly of heavy vehicles, the daily road users riding on two wheelers dread to pass through the stretch.

One particular stretch near Kalpatru Colony is classic example of how authorities are putting road users at risk. People prefer to dismount from their two wheelers and walk across this half a km potholed stretch rather than falling and breaking the bones. The residents of localities of Kamptee Road said that they have never seen the road in such a bad shape.

The road is important connecting on Nagpur-Jabalpur and hence throughout the day it is bustling with movement of vehicles. A number of students and people employed in city move up and down on daily basis and for them using the NH-7 stretch on Kamptee-Indora is similar to punishment as it is in such a bad shape, said Kavita Nath, Principal, BKCP, Kanhan.

Due to heavy rains the concretisation work on the Kamptee Road has slowed down but it has compounded the problems for road users. At many places diversion has been put in place owing to which the road stretch has narrowed down. Daily one gets report of someone or other falling down and sustain fractures or getting inured, said Atul Bagade, who lives nearby.

People living in Gokuldham Society too daily faces challenge on how to tackle the challenge posed by bad road. City buses and truck movement on the road and that of school buses means those riding on smaller vehicles have to be extra careful while passing through these patches which have emerged on entire stretch. A Bina by-pass just after the Church at Kamptee also see daily movement of heavy trucks. The road heads to Koradi and Khaparkheda and hence daily truck traffic is very heavy from Nagpur end and other nearby areas. The Kamptee Road also has good number of schools and hospitals. Madhur Shukla, another sufferer of this daily ordeal, said that its okay the road is being concretised, but till then the alternative road should have been in motorable condition.