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Poor road maintence irks public, action against BRO demanded

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, May 13: At a time when the union and the state governments are giving top priorities on road connectivity in remote and iccessible places, the road between Rego and Karte village under Mechukha circle has a different story to tell as the residents have registered their strong dissatisfaction over the quality of work.

Being carried out by the 1443-BCC, Border Road Organization (BRO), the road between Rego and Karte village under Mechukha circle along Aalo-Mechukha road is the only lifeline of people of Mechukha sub-division and also important from intertiol security point of view.

However, the poor quality of works allegedly maintained by the BRO has reportedly made it difficult for commuters to travel along it.

“Due to poor quality of works, black top have come off the roads even in main stretches along Rego to Karte village making it difficult for commuters to travel along it,” said Tanil Komi, a resident and former ASM of the area.

While expressing his disappointment over the way in which the road was being repaired and maintained in the area, Komi said that the low standard work was not only causing huge fincial losses to the govt exchequer but also hampering the inflow of tourists in the picturesque valley as nobody wants to travel in such bad roads.

Stating that despite raising their concerns for several times the concerned authorities did not pay heed to them, Komi appealed the state government to look into the matter and direct upon the BRO authorities to avoid such discrepancies.

“The government spent a huge amount of money for the construction of roads. But the condition of road between Rego and Karte village under Mechukha circle is pathetic. The repaired roads are already wearing out within few days from maintence. Potholes and cracks are everywhere making difficult vehicles to ply,” he lamented.

Meanwhile, the residents of the area have lodged a joint complaint with the Additiol Deputy Commissioner of Mechukha against 1443-BCC, BRO for allegedly maintaining poor quality of work in renovation work of road from Rego and Karte village under Mechukha circle.

Complaint letter signed by GBs, PRI leaders and residents strongly demanded the ADC to immediately constitute a vigilant committee under his disposal and direct upon the committee for spot verification of said stretch of road.

Besides, it also requested the ADC to issue a direction to concerned BRO authorities to immediately reconstruct the work while maintaining the quality of work.

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