The Greater Hyderabad Muncipal Corporation has undertaken road repair works in several areas in the city today. The roads were badly damaged due to heavy rains and the corrosion was so severe that many vehicles including the bigger ones turned turtle due to uneven surfaces. The government has initially allocated Rs 75 crore for laying of 180 kilometres of road on the main routes.
B Janardana Reddy, Commissioner of GHMC met with engineers and experts along with senior officers and discussed the ways to ensure quality in works. A training session to new GHMC engineers has been underway to explain how man-holes are to be increased parallelly and how roads will have to extended right up to the edges etc.
Experts suggested that if BT is to be laid, the entire CC roads have to be removed since BT will not sync with the CC.
It is widely blamed that low quality works have resulted in washing away of roads. The patholes in several areas are so deep and wide that laying of new road is better than filling up of the holes.
Government has also urged the professors of civil engineering departments of IIT, OU and JNTU to make a sudden visit to the work spots and study the quality of works. The measurement books will now be handled by engineering officials and will not be given to contractors.
Contractors who fail to execute road repair works as per the standard norms, will be black-listed, Government has made it clear.