KUMARHATTI: Even as repair work was on, the Kalka-Shimla national highway has turned out to be a nightmare for motorists thanks to its very pathetic condition. The condition of highway has gone from bad to worse in past four months thanks to heavy rain and passing of apple laden trucks on large scale.
The highway condition has also worsened near the roadside dhabhas and eating points where their owners and workers used to throw water on road quite often. Similarly the road has also borne the burnt near natural sources along the highway where trucks and other utilities vehicles stopped for cleaning purpose.
Ironically it was unusually bitter welcome to Dev Bhomi for motorists at Parwanoo where after crossing the most painful traffic jam packed stretch between Pinjore to Kalka they witnessed road full of potholes and cracks.
The potholes never allowed the motorists to drive smoothly even for five minutes. The bad condition of road at blind curves were really dangerous as on many occasions the motorists to avoid themselves from big potholes ignore the traffic coming from opposite direction.
The condition of highway particularly near Sanwara and between Dharampur to this town has deteriorated badly in quite past time. These stretches have potholes galore whose sizes were increasing with the passage of each day.
At Sanwara the hub of roadside dhabas, the road has broken at many places. One has to face bumpy drive while crossing through the Sanwara. Similarly from Dharampur onward till this town the bad condition of road forced motorists to move at snail pace.