MC’s road mend work through monsoon raises eyebrows : The Tribune India

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Patiala, June 24

Inquiries are currently being elevated over the highway carpeting do the job started off by the Municipal Corporation (MC) during the monsoon period. Metropolis people say it will have an affect on the high quality of operate. According to corporation officials, the temperature in the area was conducive to the highway-related operate and there was ample heat in the air.

The Indian Meteorological Office declared the onset of monsoon in the point out on June 13. Meanwhile, the town today acquired mild showers, which brought the temperature down.

The operate of carpeting highway adjacent to Nirankari Bhawan, near Alipur Araiyan village in Ward No. 18 of the metropolis, was started off in the presence of Mayor Sanjeev Kumar Sharma. The ward councillor, Ranjit Singh, reported the street had been in negative situation for a extended time. Around 1,000 metre extend would be re-carpeted at a price tag of Rs20 lakh, he additional. Most ongoing works in the place had been street relevant only, he mentioned.

Previous Mayor Amarinder Singh Bazaz explained, “The highway maintenance work is similar to bitumen. It must not be carried out through the monsoon time. There is waterlogging on metropolis streets all through the wet time, which has an effect on the quality of repair service work. The MC need to have finished road carpeting function before.”

Municipal Engineer Sham Lal Gupta could not be contacted for his feedback on the concern. Municipal Corporation Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur stated the temperature and other disorders in the place had been conducive for carrying out street carpeting get the job done. “Engineers are aware of the perform. Minimal rain won’t impact the street function. Also, we are laying the initial coat of the street. The 2nd will be laid immediately after the monsoon year.”

Mayor Sanjeev Kumar Sharma said the perform was begun retaining in perspective crystal clear sky forecast for the upcoming 10 days.