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Potholes Frustrate Cab Driver

FRA acting CEO Kamal Prasad said these roads were part of its programme but because of the bitumen supply issues, they were temporarily patching potholes
10 Jan 2021 11:43
Potholes Frustrate Cab Driver
Potholes in Naveiwakau Road in Nasinu. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

Pot holes around the county have been a long-time nuisance for many vehicle owners, especially in the capital city.

Taxi driver, Dan Prasad shared his frustrations over the ever increasing potholes which have over the years caused damages to his vehicle.

“I have been a taxi driver for almost 40 years and the road conditions here in the capital has its moments but since late it hasn’t been so good.

“Potholes have caused damage to our tires and other electrical parts in our cars when we hit pot holes,” he said.

“It is expensive for minor repair works because it’s costing most of us more than $50.00 and all we ask if these roads can be tar sealed or buried properly,” Mr Prasad.

Potholes on Grantham Road and the Greater Suva Area including Dilkusha Road and Naveiwakau Road have drivers dodging and at the same time being mindful of oncoming cars and trying to prevent accidents.

Fiji Roads Authority acting chief executive officer Kamal Prasad said these roads were part of its programme but because of the bitumen supply issues, they were temporarily patching potholes.

“Road improvement works are currently in progress in the Greater Suva Area to improve the level of service in terms of drive safety, reducing vehicle operating costs and easing the flow of traffic. This will also improve the reliability of journey time,” he said.

Feedback: adi.sovasiga@fijisun.com.fj



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