Irregularities in Salekela-Chatiaguda road construction – Odisha Watch

Irregularities in Salekela-Chatiaguda road construction

Irregularities in Salekela-Chatiaguda road construction have been found at Sinapali area under Khadial Division. Regular complaints have been lodged referring to different developmental works in Sinapali area by Rural Welfare Section (RWS) of Khadial Division are of low quality. Now complaint has been received regarding irregularities in road construction.

According to information, low quality metals have been used in the under-construction road between Salekela-Chatiaguda. Apart from this, the construction work is not carried out properly.  Water was not sparged properly on the under construction road. The people of Chatiaguda, Sagunbhadi, Salekela have complaint to the executive engineer of the department. But there is no respond from the authority. They ignored and rejected the complaints of the people. The villagers had complaint when metals collection was going on. The involved contractor did not hear the people nor change the metal. The contractor used the same low quality metal for the road work. Out of the 5 Kilometer long road, 2 kilometre metalling work has been completed. The metal spreading work is going on in the rest of the under construction road. Now, 3 months have passed but no signboard is seen yet. Without signboard it is difficult to know the estimated cost and other details of the project. From a reliable source the cost of the project has been estimated around 2 crore approximately.

When the Executive Engineer Rural Development Department, Samir Kumar Samntaray was contacted, he says, the nature of the work is repairing work so signboard is not there. If all of you are demanding for the sign board then we can fix a sign board there.  When he was asked about the low quality work of the road, he replied, yes, we have received complain regarding that. And we will again assess the work and inform details later on.

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