Pathetic road conditions along Ratu Mara Rd, Khalsa Rd, Princes Rd and along Sawani

Pathetic road conditions along Ratu Mara Rd, Khalsa Rd, Princes Rd and along Sawani

By Alipate Narawa
Friday 25/08/2023

Pathetic road conditions are still being seen along Ratu Mara Rd, Khalsa Rd, Princes Rd and along Sawani.

While some contractors are working on some roads, people are raising their concerns that the sections that are being worked on are just cut up and left open.

They say this is making it even more dangerous than the pot holes that were there previously.

fijivillage News noticed even more pot holes had appeared after the continuous rain last week.

Meanwhile, Sawani residents Sandip Prakash and Suresh Sharma say the deteriorating road conditions and potholes are putting the lives of their children at risk while waiting for their buses in the morning.

Prakash who is a resident of Navitoko in Sawani, says they fear for their children’s safety, as drivers are swerving onto the side where they are standing because one whole side of the road is riddled with pot holes and unsealed.

He says the road condition has been like that for the past month and a half and there has been no effort from the authorities to fix the road.

The residents are urging the authorities to fix the roads quickly not only for the safety of their children but they also feel for the drivers.

fijivillage News spoke to Minister for Public Works Ro Filipe Tuisawau who says Princes Rd and the Sawani-Serea Highway is in the current work plan for this financial year.

The Fiji Roads Authority says they are currently focusing on resolving the WAF-related issues in most of these sections.

They say once they receive confirmation that the Viria WAF lines are complete, they will proceed with reinstatement works for Sawani and Princes Road.

FRA says for the other roads mentioned, they will continue with their pothole patching programme to address the issue.

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