KOCHI: Roads in the city are in a bad condition, with potholes, loose tiles and scattered waste making life difficult for commuters. Local residents say the authorities keep turning a blind eye to these problems.
“The authorities register complaints only after repeated requests. They do some patchwork on the potholed roads. They will be back to worse condition after three to six months,” says K Ravi, who commutes daily on his motorcycle.
Going around the city, one can find that many roads — Thammanam-Pullepady, Kaloor-Kathrikadavu road, Vytilla-Mathoor, old NH 47 at Vathuruthy and many bylanes — are in a bad condition. Yet, the authorities refuse to acknowledge it, say residents.