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21 Nov 2017 05:08am IST

Report by
VRISHANK MAHATME

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21 Nov 2017 05:08am IST

Report by
VRISHANK MAHATME

City’s roads repaired, thanks to IFFI

The capital city’s major roads passing through some of the important venues of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which were neglected in the recent times, have now got major revamp overnight.

Does this mean that the government has got these roads repaired only because of IFFI and not in the interest of the citizens as a whole?

As Herald spoke to some of the city’s residents they also felt the same; that the roads have only been done up because of the ongoing festival and not in the interest of the people.

“The timing itself proves that the government has done these roads overnight only because of the festival. The citizens were facing many hardships in driving, specially two-wheelers, due to the bad condition of roads but the government just did not care then,” said Vikram Parulekar.

Juhi Kenkare, another resident, said: “It is pretty clear that these have been done in the interest of the festival and not the people. These roads could have been done earlier taking in mind the interest of the citizens. The stretch just opposite Kala Academy was the worst.”

The locals have further questioned the government the importance of the festival over its citizens and its seriousness in solving their problems.

“Who is important, the festival or the local people? Why only roads are made during IFFI and not any other time of the year?” questioned Nagaraj Chandavarkar.

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