Bald patches on the Dholewal flyover road, carpeted 15 days ago, have exposed the municipal corporation’s failure to ensure good quality roads in the city.
Questions are being raised over the role of building and roads wing of the MC and the contractor concerned.
Rajat Sood, a city resident, said, “Potholes had appeared on this road last year also, and I had filed a complaint to the deputy chief minister. But no official was held responsible for this and the MC had conducted patch work. Now, the newly laid layer has once again started peeling off.”
“Neither measures are being taken to improve the condition of roads nor action is being taken against guilty officials.”
MC executive engineer Karamjit Singh said after inspecting the flyover on Tuesday, they served a notice to contractor. “We have held back the contractor’s payment, and directed him to re-carpet the road,” he added.
MC commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said he will look into the matter.
After holes had appeared in the premix (mixture of bitumen and crushed gravels) carpeting done in May 2015 - on the flyover, the MC had decided to replace it with mastic asphalt (deformation resistant surfacing material) layer in June.
CRACKS ON OTHER ROADS
Potholes and cracks have started appearing on other newly carpeted roads, including Ghumar Mandi Road, College Road, recently.