"Quality of the concrete lining for the entire canal length is very poor. Hence, there is no propriety in suggesting any remedial measures for its repair as it will not be effective," the report said.
The committee suggests that the company be asked to demolish and rebuild the left bank main canal. It was said that the remarks were conveyed to the Bhangadia’s construction company, which accepted the mistakes and agreed to rebuild the left bank canal.
But Bhangadia’s firm demolished only a 4-km stretch of the canal recently and started the reconstruction a few days ago. Despite a negative report, the irrigation department is yet to blacklist the company.
Talking to HT, Bhangadia, described the issue as one of “minor errors that often happen in construction business”. “We are redoing the works according to the norms and guidelines of the irrigation department,” he added.