Engineers' team to check Shiradi road quality

Engineers' team to check Shiradi road quality

MP Nalin Kumar said a report will be sought by a team of engineers who will check the quality of the concretisation of Shiradi road.

Inspecting the work on Wednesday, he said the pace at which the work is being carried out, is disappointing. Hence, the team of engineers will be formed soon after the completion of one km road concretisation.

Around Rs 60.90 crore has been released for the concretisation of 11 km road, in the first phase. It has been two months since work started. Though the duration of the work ends in November, contractors are told to complete the work before May, inconvenience is being caused to passengers. The people of Dakshina Kannada and Hassan are lending their cooperation towards speeding up the work. 

The movement of vehicles has been completely restricted. Two months time was given to accelerate the work. But, complaints have been received regarding the poor quality of work and slow pace. A discussion has been carried out with local MLAs, Zilla Panchayat president, vice president and members. Also, MLA S Angara had raised the issue in the assembly and the minister had given assurances. The legal hurdles to the completion of the work, will be cleared, MP said.

Nalin further said the construction of 69 small drains needs to be carried out as a part of the work.

Work on 40 among these have been completed and 25 are in progress. Work on four drains are yet to be started. Some of the works are not up to the expected level. Out of 11 kms of concretisation work, only 400 mtr has been completed. The officials are directed to carryout the works as per schedule. Stern action will be taken against the contractor and officials concerned if the work if of poor quality.

In order to complete the work before May, everyday one engineer will inspect the work. Only one tender has been received towards the remaining one work, MP said and added that he will talk to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and solve the issue.

Except for ambulance and other emergency services, the movement of vehicles is completely prohibited. Nalin, meanwhile directed the officials to take action on illegal transporters of sand.

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