Panel sets deadline for spillover projects

Contractors delaying work would be blacklisted

Garbage mounds greeted members of Palike Standing Committee on Public Work during an inspection on Monday. DH photo

All the 11 members of the committee inspected the projects taken up during 2009-10 and lagging behind the schedule. Panel Chairman L Srinivas said the deadline had been set so as to ensure that new programme of work enshrined in the current year’s budget could be implemented without any glitches.

During their visit to the Castle Street, the members found that the Bescom had left open switch boards posing a potential hazard. The road laying work was found to be proceeding at a snail’s pace and the officials blamed the contractor for the delay.

They said several notices issued to the contractor were of no avail. In Vannarpet, the Committee found laxity on the part of officials in completing shoulder drains project. The authorities were instructed to plug leakage of sewerage in front of homes in the area.

Srinivas said there had been friction with other civic agencies with regard to safety measures. He said the agencies would be instructed to work in tandem with the BBMP at the ward level.

Joint Commissioner (East) Shivashankar warned action against contractors delaying completion of projects. Admitting laxity in supervision, he said the Palike would blacklist the delaying contractors.

Meanwhile, in Domlur, the local corporator Geeta Srinivas Reddy requested the committee for a parking space at the Domlur garbage segregation unit where people come for morning walk. The committee heeded to the request and asked the officials to initiate appropriate measures.

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