Port Blair, Apr 24: Local people allege that, "the method using to construct road from main road to Pujari House at Teylarabad village (Ward No.3) under Sippighat Gram Panchayat by contractor is substandard. The road roller work is not done properly to compact soil and bitumen in the construction of its foundation, and sufficient water also not fed during road laying work".
Nearby residents further alleges that, the concern Junior Engineer for this work is least bother to inspect the work going on in broad day light, which hits there might be some nexus between contractor and concerned officials of Sippighat Gram Panchayat.
However, people in majority allege that, "If the road is carpeted in such standard, it will be damaged within a year".
When contacted Junior Engineer, Shri Appa Rao, he accepted the allegations of people and said, 'due to steep slope the road roller was not rolled properly in the area, but after doing mechanical change in the roller the work will be going on, sufficient water to the path is also providing now, after complaint'.
When asked by this correspondent that, why not any mandatory board put on display for information of Tender Work? He said, 'the work was estimated at the cost of approx Rs.20 Lakh'. 'The work is already delayed by the contractor and the bill will not be released until and unless the work done properly', he added.
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