Massive craters take over major Middle Andaman ATR

Report by: 
V SENTHIL KUMAR
RANGAT
11 Sep 2018

Heavy spells of rains over the past few days have bared the skeletons of the arterial Andaman Trunk Road in Middle Andaman. Commuters are having a tough time as travel time increased owing to massive craters that have developed on the major stretch from Sabari Junction to Nimbutala. With no repair works, not even the piecemeal patchworks being carried, the stretch has turned perilous for commuters in the region. As per reports, pleas of public representatives and citizens for repairs of the battered stretch have been falling on deaf ears. Huge craters and potholes continue to trigger chaos on the national highway and commuters fume and fret over the appalling state of the road stretch, which, of late, has become unmotorable.
“Incessant rains have left the major road stretch from Sabari to Nimbutala riddled with potholes are many places and travelling on the stretch has become a nightmare for commuters. Many two-wheeler riders met with accidents sustaining serious injuries negotiating the craters, while four-wheeler riders suffered damages to vehicles in the past few days. Heavy vehicles carrying goods and passenger buses plying on the stretch have become most vulnerable to accidents due to the battered road stretch. The authorities particularly the National Highway Development Authority should ensure early repair of the road stretch,” said some villagers of Rangat.