These roads were built of bituminous and were being dug up to replace it with interlocking tiles. The residents claimed that the roads were already in good condition and had been built just a few years ago. Residents of Nabha town in Patiala district urged the district administration to stop the reconstruction work of the Cinema Road and the Sadar Thana Road immediately.
The Enforcement Directorate's investigation into alleged irregularities in Mumbai's jumbo Covid centres has revealed inflated prices for oxygen supply contracts. The agency is examining contracts as part of its probe into the BMC's pandemic-related expenditure. The contractor allegedly supplied oxygen at 50-60% higher rates than the actual price, causing a potential loss to the civic body. The agency is also investigating if profits were shared with individuals claiming political influence. The ED case began with an FIR against Lifeline Hospital Management Services.