**Cuttack: ** Close on the heels of the caving-in of a major chunk of road in Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium-NICCO Park stretch last evening, Odisha’s old capital city here also faced the same fate today morning in its satellite township CDA area.
In her media reactions, Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) local corporator, Girbala Behera said, “We discovered this morning that a big chunk of the major road has caved in. Hence, we have staged a road blockade in protest.”
“CDA has been developed 40 years ago. But, the maintenance is nil. The concerned departments like Sewerage Board, R&B, PHD are only busy blaming each other. We have summoned them all here. We are demanding that they should all come over here and solve this problem soon or else the road blockade will continue,” she lambasted.
Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) State leader and CDA resident Basant Kumar Sahu burst, “It’s unfortunate and shameful to note that roads of CDA in Cuttack city are caving in day by day. The administration is insincere and lacks dutifulness as well as orderliness. On the other hand, crores of rupees are being siphoned off in the name of developmental activities.”
“The day is not far when whole CDA will cave in and will totally get razed. Digging holes at regular intervals has become a common phenomenon here in CDA either by the Electric Department or PHD officials or some other departments. This hole in the middle of the road has turned a deathtrap and very dangerous during night hours,” he fumed.
Notably, a major chunk of road connecting Nicco Park and Kalinga Stadium in Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar caved in last evening allegedly creating a five-foot deep manhole developed on the road.
The Bhubaneswar locals also complained that sewerage work was undertaken on the roadside some days back where the hole developed.
On the other hand, Bhubaneswar Public Works Department (PWD) Assistant Engineer visited the spot and defended that the manhole developed due to incessant rain.
Need to be mentioned that the hole in Bhubaneswar has occurred in the prime location where Men’s Hockey World Cup is scheduled to take place in the next two months.
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