PUNE: The deteriorating condition of Dhanori-Porwal Road and Lohgaon Wagholi Road has prompted residents to voice ongoing complaints about the presence of potholes and the overall poor state of the roads. Regrettably, these critical thoroughfares lack essential amenities, leaving the local population inconvenienced.
Despite the allocation of state government funds for road repairs, the persistent issue of potholes remains unaddressed. The Aam Aadmi Party has repeatedly emphasized the urgency of filling these potholes, which not only collect rainwater but also disrupt the daily lives of residents.
Amit Mhaske, a prominent Aam Aadmi Party member, expressed his exasperation through a tweet: “Dhanori Porwal Road and Lohgaon Wagholi Road’s condition is dire. Had corruption-free road construction occurred earlier, this situation could have been averted. The citizens are weary, wondering when they’ll receive the basic amenities they deserve.”
In a conversation with Pune Pulse, Mhaske disclosed further details: “With a staggering 20,000 flats in this region, Dhanori contributes over 150 crores in taxes to the Pune Municipal Corporation. Plans for the construction of DP Road have lingered for a quarter-century, yet the project remains incomplete. Despite its proximity to the airport, the road lacks fundamental amenities. Drainage water flows directly onto the road, unhygienic vegetable vending persists, and encroachments on gutters could potentially lead to future flooding. To compound matters, potholes have gone unattended despite multiple accidents transpiring on this road.”