From A Correspondent
TANGLA, Feb 9: Following the alleged poor quality repairing work of Mangaldai-Bhutiachang State Highway-4 road, resentment is prevailing among the residents of Kalaigaon area. The negligence of State Government in proper construction of roads appears to be nightmare for the people. A section of PWD officials and the construction company has ignored the quality part largely, resulting in poor construction of roads. In a recent incident, aggrieved locals along with activists of Kalaigaon AASU and AJYCP strongly voiced the poor quality work and demanded blacklisting of the company.
The newly carpeted roads in the Bholabari, Garubandha area have started deteriorating. A resident of the area showed the damaged portion of the road in front of his house, which he said, was constructed last year. “If such is the level of development, then we don’t need it,” he said. “It is a sheer wastage of public money,” he added while fearing the road could get further damaged with season’s first rain if not repaired immediately. It is to be mentioned that a stretch of 19 km road of Mangaldai-Bhutiachang road was alloted to the aforesaid company at an estimate of 28 crores,77 lakhs in 2011 which was completed in 2013. The company was alloted additional fund of 2 crores for repairing from Borkhola to Bhutiachang in 2016-17 followimg which the roads were carpeted. The student bodies have demanded high level inquiry into the matter.