Monitoring Cell to keep track of public works

Last Updated 11 January 2010, 17:38 IST

He was highly critical about the quality of public work carried out by the government and added that the ‘Cell’ will report directly to his office.

Yeddyurappa was speaking at the inauguration of an exhibition and workshop for Government engineers on the use of modern technology and materials in construction.

New sand policy

Yeddyurappa also added that the State government was also in the process of making a new ‘Sand Policy’ along the lines of the policy in Tamil Nadu. “The sand policy will strictly prohibit the use of filtered sand in public construction works. The policy will also aim at putting an end to poor quality constructions,” he said.

Over 700 engineers from 35 different departments including 90 chief engineers of the government were in attendance at the workshop. The CM made his displeasure evident at the quality of work carried out by the government and was critical of the roads, drains, bridges and other public works.

“People have lost faith in the government and elected representatives. Our roads, drains and bridges need repair every few months. The lack of quality in buildings constructed by the government is visible,” he said. He also assured that there will be no political interference from the government and said that all efforts were on to bring down corruption from the “zilla to the state level”.

Meanwhile, a member of the quality assurance task force and eminent academician B R Srinivas Murthy pointed that the problem has never been of quality but of knowledge in technology. “Technical people should be at the helm of all decision-making. Further, there should be no political or business considerations when it comes to public constructions,” he said.

(Published 11 January 2010, 17:38 IST)

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