Civic body to start repairing roads from next week

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Mar 11, 2015 21:31 IST

After facing flak from all the corners of the society the city's municipal corporation (MC) has finally decided to start the repair and patchwork of the city roads from next week.

The corporation has passed 47 tenders pertaining to development and road repair works worth `24 crore for the purpose.

"The hot mix plants will start functioning in a day or two, and once that happens the repair work will commence. The corporation is aiming to repair the main roads of the city first and nine tenders have been passed for the same," said Sunil Jyoti, Mayor.

HT had over the past week done a series on the worsening condition of the roads in and around the city.

Jyoti said that along with the work being carried out on new tenders, the corporation will also ensure that works for which tenders have been given out commence at the earliest, adding that new materials will be used for the construction of the six main roads within the city to enhance its quality.

Apart from this the civic body has also received all the possible clearance for the construction of a dog pound and the land for the purpose will be handed over to the committee within a week.

The committee will carry out the birth control program for mongrels to restrict their numbers on city roads.

Senior deputy mayor Kamalijit Bhatia has also ensured that he will personally look into the road construction works as it is prone to rampant corruption.

"Within a period of one year the municipal corporation is again engaged in building of roads. Due to rampant corruption bad quality roads were built and it was the residents of the city who were on the receiving end. This time I will personally look into the construction work and ensure that good quality material is being used for building of roads," Bhatia said.

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