These evergreen potholes have now become a trademark of New Shimla , congratulations to the staff of local PWD office who are always sleeping , or just not bothered .
Why bother if your salary is deposited every month in time in your bank account . Also your senior officers and the local residents don’t care to probe and poke them to work , why bother .
Coupled with the potholes is the constant dust and the slush if its rainy . The bad patch is barely 50 to 70 metres long but nothing seems to happen here .
New Shimla is home to some of the richest people in this state capital but they seem somewhat happy to bear a bumpy entrance ride here round the year .
Have wondered why don’t these suffering people who I presume pay all their taxes take a stand for once and surround the local PWD office. Why don’t they just shame the local slothful JE and SDO , why !
And what is the local municipal councellor doing, is it not his duty to take up the matter with the municipal corporation and repair this wretched road patch .
And if you happen to drive to sector 2 , just outside community centre building , one of the tallest buildings in New Shimla , almost half the road here has been dug up .
It has been dug up for months now to get rid of a long pending water collection problem at the entrance of the community centre a popular place for weddings and other gatherings .
But residents and passers by are puzzled why it has taken so long to complete this work . Often for days together nothing seems to happen here .
I wouldn’t be surprised if a speeding vehicle plunges into this dug up area and mind you even then nobody will bat an eyelid !