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The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has urged Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to take notice of the deteriorating conditions of the various city roads. The LCCI acting president Khawaja Shahzad Nasir on Monday said that damaged roads have become a self-explanatory story of the menace of corruption as these roads were not only intentionally built with poor material by the contractors but patchwork is also being delayed to grab financial benefits at vast scale.

The potholes and craters on various busy roads of the city have made travel a huge torment. "Unfortunately, the damage is so grave that in some posh areas the roads are not fit for vehicular traffic," he said. Lahore is the second largest city of the country and a hub of trade and industrial activities but its most of the roads are showing a scene of undeveloped village, he added.

They said that upper layer of the affected roads was not compacted which resulted in potholes, craters, erosion and cracks. Where patches were filled somehow, these have become speed breakers and are also causing accidents besides causing damage to the vehicles. The poor conditions of these roads cause irreparable damage to the trading goods, to the common vehicles and also make job of criminal easier, he said.

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