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Norms for Public Constructions

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Sep 2019 4:39 AM GMT

I would like to state some faults that are seen in the construction and repairing of PWD roads across the State. Contractors, as well as Government authorities, seem to violate all construction norms and also the best engineering basics when they construct public roads. There is a directive that the entire layer of a road has to be removed while reconstructing it so that the newly constructed road does not raised. But nobody seems to follow this directive and thereby the public have to suffer in every locality after newly construction of PWD roads. Newly constructed roads are raised and thereby water overflows households when there are heavy rains.

The great scientist and the honorable former President of India late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam said that people should keep some honest dreams in their hearts and should ask themselves that what contribution they could give to their Nation. In our State—most of the well-paid government engineers seem to do their duties without any actual involvement, and hence the question of nurturing any dream for public welfare does not arise. Therefore, most of the public constructions in our state get damaged within a few months of their completion. The authorities concerned never go out to inspect work sites and most of the untrained and unskilled labourers are involved in big projects. Thus cores of pubic money is spent every year without actual benefit. Same is the situation in the construction or repair of embankments in the state.

Damodar Sarmah,

Amolapatty, Sivasagar.

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