RAWALPINDI  - The uncovered manholes in several parts of the city not only posing serious threat to traffic but also became a death trap for pedestrians. The public and social circles while expressing their concern over the situation underlined that several manholes are either broken or lying uncovered in several areas of the city. They mentioned the areas of Murree road, Khayaban-e-Sir Syed, Pirwadhai, Mareer Hassan, Ganj Mandi, Dhoke Ratta and Satellite Town where one can find uncovered manholes easily. They pointed out that several people have lost their lives after falling into these manholes but authorities concerned did not take the issue seriously as no measures were taken to prevent such horrific incidents in the future.“It is strange that the civic authorities levied taxes from the citizens but failed to provide maximum civic facilities in return.” Said Haq Nawaz, a resident of Khayaban-e-Sir Syed.