Months after carpeting, road starts wearing off

  • Harshraj Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 30, 2014 13:53 IST

Cracks have started appearing on the newly-carpeted Ishmeet Singh Road. The premix layer has started coming off on the road around 200 metres away from the cremation ground of Model Town extension.

The road was carpeted around 2-3 months ago. Also, on Monday, the road caved-in at one place.
Earlier, according to municipal corporation, the samples of the premix laid on the road were sent for lab testing.

“Crores of rupees were spent on the carpeting of the road but unfortunately, the officials concerned don’t pay attention to the quality of work. The MC should send premix samples for testing again,” said Kuldeep Singh Khaira.

Earlier, on Monday, the road caved-in on the stretch connecting Pakhowal Road with Dugri Road. However, the road was repaired immediately.

It is necessary to mention here that the old layer of this road was removed before the carpeting of this road to give it more strength.

Manjit Singh Mehram, a social activist said, “It is responsibility of the MC to keep a track on the roads. If a road is getting damaged earlier than expected then the MC should conduct an inquiry.”

Meanwhile, potholes have appeared on the roads in different areas, including Model Town, Dugri, near Dana Mandi, under Damoria Bridge, Gurdev Nagar, BRS Nagar, after rain.

Superintending engineer, Dharam Singh said that there was a gully which had got broken due to heavy rain. “I visited the spot and found that there was nothing wrong with the road. The road is fine. However the gully which had broken was covered. Due to breaking of gully, small part of road had caved in.”

“There were no cracks on road. However, It is responsibility of the contractor that if any part of road gets damaged within three months of carpeting then it will be repaired by the contractor,” he added.

He told that the cost of project of carpeting of Ishmeet Singh Road and Pakhowal road was Rs 11.64 crore.

MC’s additional commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said he would look into the matter adding that required steps would be taken if cracks had appeared on the road. He also said that they would look into the complaints about potholes on other roads.

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