CHAMARAJNAGAR: The government has spent crores of rupees on the construction of the Regional Transport Office in the district, but the connecting road to the RTO office is a nightmare for people. Hundreds of commuters use the same road every day. If citizen want to reach the RTO, they have to climb a huge hill first.
People are inconvenienced daily due to the slushy and damaged roads during the monsoon. Usually, citizen visit the RTO to give vehicle driving tests with a new motor vehicles or to obtain a fitness certificate (FC), but the vehicles get damaged when they return home. The road is unsafe, especially for new learners and senior citizens.
The Chamarajnagar RTO office seems to be a bundle of problems with no solution. Not only the road issue, there is also a shortage of staff. This is causing delays in clearing files.
Prasad, a resident of the town, said, “Citizens are facing severe problems reaching the RTO office. The roads are waterlogged during the monsoon. There are no proper roads here. People should climb the hill road to reach the RTO. Many motorists were injured while trying to avoid potholes on the road. The RTO building cost crores of rupees to construct, but it lacks basic infrastructure such as proper access roads and drinking water in the office. There are no shops in the vicinity of the office. The district administration should have taken all this into consideration. It will help the general public.”
Regional Transport Officer Sudhamani said, “The public are coming here to get DL, LL, FC and for many other purposes. The condition of the connecting roads has worsened. We have noticed that many people, including RTO staff, have fallen down and sustained injuries. Not only that, there is a lack of staff at the office. There are no Group-D employees. No one is hired for cleaning work. I have brought this matter to the attention of the Deputy Commissioner and requested to provide basic infrastructure, mainly road connectivity, to the RTO office.”
The district administration should take necessary measures to repair the road leading to the RTO at the earliest before any major mishap occurs, locals insisted.