The 60 feet road widening project in the town of Badgaon, situated near Udaipur city, has been in progress for a year and a half. This ongoing construction is causing inconvenience for thousands of daily commuters, residents and traders who are grappling with the challenges it presents.
Badgaon Road serves as an important link to major historical and religious tourist destinations, including Ranakapur, Kumbhalgarh, Haldighati, Charbhuja Ji and Mount Abu, connecting them to the city of Udaipur. Sarpanch Sanjay Sharma and Panchayat Committee member Bhuvanesh Vyas from Badgaon expressed concern over the sluggish progress of construction work, leading to significant frustration among the public and traders.
As a result, both local and international tourists are experiencing inconvenience. Although the construction of cement concrete (CC) from the Badgaon Panchayat Committee to Ara Machine has been completed, a layer of dust has settled on the road, creating problems throughout the day. The constant noise of vehicles contributes to clouds of dust, causing difficulties.
The health impacts of this situation are also negative. Despite multiple requests to the officials and engineers of the UDA to address the settled dust on the road, no action is being taken. Additionally, significant potholes at certain locations pose a daily risk of injury for vehicle drivers who may fall into them.
Many individuals affected by the road construction have claimed compensation and there is a dispute involving only 12 individuals. The authorities of the UDA should promptly initiate negotiations to resolve this issue.