islamabad - Open manholes are posing danger to the lives of the residents in several sectors including G-6, G-7 and G-8 while the people are afraid to go out in the evening.

Salman Ahmed, a resident of sector G-8 said open manholes were a serious threat to the lives of residents and motorists. The open manholes can cause accident, he added.

Another resident Imtiaz Ali of sector G-7 said there were many incidents in which people sustained injuries after falling into uncovered manholes. He said there was another danger that people particularly children could fall into the manholes especially when there is stagnant water during rains so these should be covered by the departments concerned.

The residents said various open manholes and uncovered drains in the city are posing a serious threat to the lives of citizens.  When contacted, an official of CDA said, “People should register their complaints to us timely as we try to cover the open manholes whenever we get the complaints by the residents.”