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Potholes disappoint drivers

April 29, 2019 4:47 pm

Potholes on many of the roads in Suva have become an issue for motorists who travel to, from and around the capital on a daily basis.

Many drivers are even complaining about the money they have to fork out for vehicle maintenance as it gets damaged while on the road.

Rai A1 Driving School, Owner, Narendra Prasad says he is disappointed by the services provided by the Fiji Roads Authority.

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“The Roads Authority needs to take in more responsibility about tar sealing roads. Mostly we can see the potholes are everywhere which is damaging cars. We can’t repair the car every time, because we do not have money all the time.”

Prasad says some potholes are so big that cars can sustain major damages.

“Some potholes are almost half a meter. All of a sudden when you drive, you can’t save your car from the potholes. The tyre just goes inside, so we have to slow down all the time to avoid into getting into accidents.”

Kara Vuruna from Nausori says she is worried about how funds set for the FRA is used as many roads have not been fixed.

“I am just wondering all the road repairs that were done if there was any quality control on it. The condition of the road is so bad. We have had rainfall for two weeks and our roads are like this. Just imagine if we had rain for more than two weeks.”

Meanwhile, Fiji Roads Authority says heavy rain, drainage issues and overloading has been causing the increase in the number of pot `holes of our roads.

FRA says they are working with their contractors to get the road work done as soon as possible.

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