I don’t know if you still remember but some months ago, I published pictures of the road under construction in the region of Creve Coeur (Click here for the post).
At that time, the project already seemed exciting and promising. And when the Terre Rouge – Verdun link road became officially accessible to the public as from Thursday, it became the talk of the town, or rather of the island.
Credit goes to Yasir Auleear for the above picture (Read his post).
Today, I drove along the road for the first time; indeed, a wonderful ride along those beautiful landscapes, especially the mountain scenery. Of a length of about 24km, the road will not only help road users to avoid the huge traffic jams in the capital but it should also diminish the number of vehicles (unnecessarily) going through the capital daily. It has been estimated that this new road will help in decreasing the traffic through Port Louis by about 36%.
And at the end (if you are going towards Ebene), the buildings of the so-called “cyber city”:
All good things come to an end, especially when you reach Quatres Bornes and its ongoing sewage works which turned the town into a “Ville des trous” :
Although a small part of the road is not yet accessible because of the works still going on, as a Mauritian, you have that feeling of being proud! I don’t say this often but the government did a great job! Kudos! I don’t think that anyone can complain until someones comes up with a “scandale du siecle” in which we will learn that millions of rupees were wasted or given away as bribes. Let’s stay positive for now
But I just hope that they won’t come back with their road tolling system, especially not after the next general elections!