Hyderabad: Contractors who were suspended for their shoddy work while laying 800 km of roads costing Rs 320 crore are being made to repair the damage themselves. The roads, laid just a year ago, were damaged in the recent rains.
The GHMC will not spend funds on these roads, said GHMC commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy.
According to records, road-laying work was allocated to contractors including R. Anand, Vemula Srinivasulu, Irfan Ahmed, Sri Laxmi WLCCS, Kommula Laxmaiah and K. Murali Krishna.
Due to faulty work, these contractors were suspended by the GHMC’s engineering wing. “No work should be done on the recently re-carpeted road of 800 km taken up by contractors. In case of severe damage the road should be inspected by the quality control team and JNTU road engineering experts. After their suggestions the road should be repaired by the contractors,’’ said the commissioner.
Dr Janardhan Reddy was referring to the road work that was allocated in 2015. Any damage on those works must be rectified by the contractors without any extra burden on the corporation.
The road maintenance agreement makes the contractor liable to repair the road for two years since the time the road is laid, said GHMC chief engineer, maintenance, Subash Singh. The list of suspended contractors is available on the GHMC website.
According to the department’s procedure, the GHMC first suspends the contractor and then writes to the government to blacklist the firm. The contractor can be blacklisted only after approval from the government. Blacklisted contractors will not be allowed to participate in any further tenders of the GHMC.