In latest update on haphazard road construction going on in the city, Collector has directed the contractors to follow a systematic pattern for cable or sewerage line work.
Collector Mallick has issued strict orders pertaining to digging up of roads in the city. Several colonies are facing road blockage as roads have been dug up for cable line work or sewerage line work. The issue is that the contractors are not bothered about the discomfort it causes to the masses. They simply keep digging roads in the name of unavoidable circumstances and do not cover up the areas for a long time even after work is done.
As per Collector’s directions, all roads are not to be dug up together. 100 metre of road must first be dug, and after the lines or pipes are spread out in them they must be repaired immediately. Once this is done only then the contractors can go ahead with another 100 metres of road. He also said that if at all these instructions are not carried out; strict action will be taken against the people involved in this work.
Other important steps to be taken:
Notification boards declaring work in progress and traffic reflectors to be installed at the construction site. Contractors will have to take care that no other underground network gets disturbed or damaged during this process.
Agencies will have to intimate the officers of the concerned departments so that they can guide the machine operator at the construction site.
Areas where roads have not been repaired since long:
As per information received from the residents, a lot of areas are facing trouble since the roads have not been repaired for as long as 2 years. These areas are Bhadbhuja ghati to Chokhla market, Vidhya nagar Hiranmagri Sector 4, Power house Eklingpura, Eklavya colony, Panchsheel marg Townhall, Bhupalpura, Savina main road and many more.
Hoping that the contractors will follow rules and repair the roads at the earliest.