Road repaired by spending Rs. 71 lakhs develops cracks and potholes
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) has spent Rs 71 lakh to repair the Old Delhi - Gurgaon road. However, within months of the repair, many cracks and potholes are seen on the surface of the road raising a question mark about the planning and execution of the work. It has been revealed that the sewer repair work and road upgrade were split into two work orders instead of taking them up as a composite job. This has lead to digging of the road for the upgradation work. The maintenance of roads contract awarded by MCG is usually for a period of one year but the reply shows that no penalty has been imposed on the contractor till date.
It has been reported that the road could not be upgraded entirely as the state government has yet to approve the entire amount of Rs. 55/- crore which was earmarked for the project. Digging of roads immediately after making them is not an infrequent phenomenon in the country. Does it show a gross lack of planning?