LAHORE - The dilapidated condition of a large number of City roads is causing nuisance not only for the commuters but also for the residents of the surrounding localities and further are causing traffic messes, a survey conducted by TheNation revealed on Tuesday. As part of the national dilemma the roads in the metropolis are presenting a destructive look being neglected by the government for the last 20 years. Even the major roads such as Queens Road, Circular Road from Bhatti Chowk to Eik Moria Bridge and from Railway Station to Ravi Road, Cooper Road, Montgomery Road and Allama Iqbal Road Gharhi Shahu are in dilapidated condition. Besides the above mentioned roads, a number of roads were not being constructed after digging work for laying sewerage pipelines, electricity wires, gas pipelines and telephone lines and for certain purposes from the last three or four years. Further, the authorities concerned left the roads in such decrepit condition and did not fill such tunnels, which are causing accidents. So far, a number of commuters, children and passers by received sever injuries after falling in such deep wholes in the middle of the roads. For example about three kilometres long Bhogiwal Road from GT Road to Ring Road, which is in worst decaying condition as a result of digging work, while some other roads including Shalimar Link Road, GT Road from Baghbanpura to Singhpura, Sher Shah Road, McLeod Road and Multan Road are also in feeble condition and multiplying miseries of the commuters. Long queues of vehicles could be witnessed on such roads, which often remain stuck in the traffic for hours because slow paced flow of traffic and careful driving by the commuters travelling on such important roads is a major cause of traffic jams. Usually, stagnation of rainwater or overflowed sewerage water particularly during the monsoon season disturbs the smooth traffic flow, which ultimately results in traffic messes. Such stagnant water further damages the already decaying conditioned roads in general and during the rainy season such roads presents the picture of ponds. Poor sewerage system of most of the roads of low-lying areas is another reason of dilapidation of roads. The citizens blamed that the concerned departments of City District Government including TEPA, Roads Department and Planning departments are equally responsible for the destruction of the city roads due to their poor planning and negligence. Abid Ali, a resident of Bhogiwal Road said that the authorities concerned perhaps have forgotten that they are bound to construct the road after digging. Mian Rauf, resident of China Scheme said that walls of numerous shops, factories and other buildings situated on the road were damaged during the last rainy season because the unfilled excavates chocked-a-block with rainwater and resulted in severe damage to their properties. But the CDG and the contractors did not notice such a serious situation despite the repeated complaints, he added. It is pertinent to mention that District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sajjad Ahmed Bhutta has directed the concerned departments to complete all the ongoing projects in the City before the monsoon season, which yet to be implemented as monsoon season is near to begin. When contacted, the district officer roads is not available for version.