Coimbatore, Oct 30: Receding conditions of the roads in Coimbatore has woken up the Coimbatore Corporation to the possibility of facing public ire. With rainwater filling potholes, some roads in the city such as the Selvapuram Bypass Road are turning dangerous for those using two-wheelers.
“We are aware of the condition of the roads and the need to carry out repairs," says Mayor R Venkatachalam. There is no point in carrying out patch works in a few areas. All the damaged roads will have to be covered in a comprehensive effort, he says.
A nearly half-foot deep pit dug near Cowley Brown Road at R S Puram had been filled with earth only after it toppled motorcycle riders for three to four days.
The Mayor says he has told Corporation officials that a special focus on the condition of roads is needed immediately. Pits dug for laying water lines or telephone cables are not closed. Filled with rain water, they turn life-threatening. A disruption in power supply makes matters worse on the roads.