In Ratlam of Madhya Pradesh, the diversion road constructed on Dhoswas-Ratlam route has flouted norms and caused monetary loss to the railways, say documents procured by an RTI activist. The road has been constructed on a private land and the contractor in December 2011 flouted the approved plan for his convenience and the officials concerned in the process of the road construction.
According to RTI activist Manish Soni, in December 2011, the diversion road (at level crossing 191-192) was to be constructed on railway land inside 21.33 metre land with road width of 5.85 metre but the road stretched upto 41 metre intruding into private land.
During the construction, neither the land was acquired as per land acquisition act 1894 nor approved plan was looked into. Soni said that the matter was brought to the notice of the authorities concerned three months back.