By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 11: All wool no shoddy continues to be elusive in Guwahati where contractors, including officials, are blamed for all shoddy works in every public utility service.
Take the case of Satgaon-Noapara Road in Guwahati that leads one to Maula Azad Markaz Secondary School as an instance. The school was set up in 1998. Residents, including office-goers, school children and others, using the road have to face a harrowing time due to poor condition of the road during every monsoon.
The road is repaired or renovated almost every year. However, the road is mucky in every monsoon. Office-goers, students and others using the road have to face inhuman suffering because of the condition of the road.
How come a road becomes so mucky despite renovation before the monsoon every year? Here comes the question of quality compromise the contractors in the city or the State resort to, with inspecting officials aptly following their suit.
The people of the locality allege that the road gets damaged whenever loaded trucks ply over it. This amply indicates that the construction of the road is shoddy or overloaded trucks are allowed to ply over it. The users of the road are a scary lot this year with the authority concerned not repairing the road as yet even as the monsoon is round the corner. Both students and their parents can never keep counting the number of days they miss classes for no fault of theirs.
Will the authority concerned get the road renovated well ahead of the monsoon and ensure that it is an all-wool-no-shoddy work? Hope not the contractors take the advantage of rains interrupting renovation work, leading to cost and time overruns and affecting road users the worst ever. The condition of the road is something to be kept tabs on when the monsoon arrives in Guwahati.