The never ending story of holes and roadsMy place is a beautiful town in one of the southern districts of Tamil Nadu. It is surrounded by mountains , fields and orchards. I have always enjoyed the beauty of my town. The only thing which bothers all the people living there is the condition of the roads. We had manageable roads. Few months back the Municipality laid new roads and people were very happy about the new roads. But our happiness was very short-lived.
Within a few days the Municipality people came again and started surveying the roads. People were wondering what they were going to do. Soon we were informed that we will be getting new underground drainage system to make our town look more beautiful. Our problems started from that day. Soon they dug all the new roads to lay the pipes. They started digging one side then the opposite side and finally the centre of the road. They did this to all the streets in our town. It was a big trouble to travel from one part of the town to the other part. In whichever road people went soon they will see a big pit or hole dug on the ground.
Soon everyone started complaining. People were scared to walk on the road in the night time. They were scared that they might fall into a pit. All were waiting for the work to be completed and the roads to be laid again. But the Municipality people did not bother to lay the roads even after their work was completed.
The roads are a mess. Now people have started debating which is better - a good road or a good drainage system. Now people get irritated to drive between pits and mounds that they prefer to walk. That too only during the day time. All of us are waiting eagerly for the roads to be laid again. We wish it will happen soon and our town will be happy again