Traders Down Shutters Demanding Immediate Repair of Battered Road
By Express News Service | Published: 17th December 2013 07:54 AM |
Over 100 traders attached to the Gandhi Road Vyabarigal Sangam downed shutters and held a road roko on the busy road, demanding restoration of the road, in Vellore, on Monday.
The traders said the 100-metre road in front of Christian Medical College and Hospital had been dug a year ago for installation of underground drainage system. After the pipelines were laid the road was covered, but it wasn’t given a black topping.
Secretary of the Vellore Jewellers Association, V S Ramesh, said several thousands of people used the market area located in the heart of the city. He noted that half of the road was cemented while the other half had no topping. This led to accidents, he added. The battered road was also affecting traffic, said Murugan, a petty shop keeper.
Anjana, a college student, said, the bumpy road also affected two-wheeler parking. She said the two-wheelers were parked in the middle of the road, leaving no space for pedestrians.
Town Planning Officer M Kannam arrived at the spot and assured protestors that the road would be restored within a week. Following this, the agitation was withdrawn.