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Hyderabad: SCB members split over works by contractors

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MAHESH AVADHUTHA
Published Feb 9, 2018, 1:13 am IST
Updated Feb 9, 2018, 1:13 am IST
There was no co-ordination between the engineering and sanitation departments while executing civil works leading to wastage of public money
Secunderabad Cantonment Board
 Secunderabad Cantonment Board

Hyderabad: The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) vice-president J. Ramakrishna on Thursday sought random inspection at construction sites to check the quality of work.

Speaking at an SCB board meeting held on Thursday. he said contractors were executing sub-standard work, especially those relating to underground drainage works. He vowed to resign from his post if he was proved wrong.

 

He said there was no co-ordination between the engineering and sanitation departments while executing civil works leading to wastage of public money.

Stating that there are no pre-bid meetings in SCB unlike the practice in state government departments, contractors were prolonging the work for months causing inconvenience to citizens.

Ward 2 member Sada Keshava Reddy and other elected representatives concurred with Mr Ramakrishna’s observations. Responding to this newspaper, SCB CEO S.V.R. Chandrashekar said they were getting quality check for works done by JNTU- H.

The board members expressed their displeasure at the state government representative (district revenue officer) for delaying the issue of No Objection Certi-ficate (NoC) to applications under open plots category.

SCB president Manish Upadhyay said they could understand the process involved at the state government level and urged the DRO to expedite such applications in three weeks time without fail.

The members wanted streamlining of drinking water lines in all wards for improved water supply. Ward 6 member Pandu Yadav said water was being supplied once in four days.

The issue of delay in granting building permissions to people living in civil areas in Bollarum also came up for discussion. The SCB CEO said that the absence of link documents was the main hurdle in giving permission. However, 11 properties that applied for mutation would be considered after Cantonment legal advisor gave his nod.

Also, the meeting resolved to urge state government to give jetting and suction machines for silt/sludge removal. Cantonment MLA G. Sayanna, who also attended the meeting said that Ramannakunta lake restoration works will gain momentum.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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