Nagpur PWD asphalts road chosen by NMC for tarring
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Nagpur PWD asphalts road chosen by NMC for tarring

The Nagpur public works department (PWD) has asphalted part of the road from MLA Hostel Square to RBI Quarters in Civil Lines even while the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is ready to tar the extent completely.

Lack of coordination between the two corporations has led to a loss of public money.

The NMC has planned total asphalting of the roads from MLA Hostel Square to RBI Quarters to State Board’s office, Metro Rail office to High Court and Raj Bhavan Square to Katol Road at the cost of Rs 1.43 crore. The bidding process took a month and was concluded a couple of days back.

The NMC standing committee on Friday nodded the work order to the qualified contractor.

However, the NMC did not intimate the state PWD which conducts the maintenance of roads in Civil Lines.

Because of the criticism over potholes on some of the roads in Civil Lines, the state PWD invited bids and commenced repairing potholes. But the PWD is only doing patchwork.

On Thursday, the PWD contractor tarred half of the two sides of the road from MLA Hostel Square to Deshpande hall. Potholes on the remaining half part were filled. Some patchwork was also conducted between Deshpande Hall and RBI Quarters square. Like in the case of complete asphalting, the defect liability duration of these works is three years.

When NMC superintendent engineer Ajay Pohekar got the information, he contacted the PWD engineers and closed the works. Else, PWD would have conducted the works till the Board's office.

Before planning or implementing the works, the PWD did not bother to check with the NMC.

PWD engineers told the media that the work was undertaken since the road was in bad shape but it was immediately stopped after obtaining information from the NMC.

In support of motorists, the PWD’s national highway division has achieved repair of potholes on Amravati road between Variety Square and Campus Square.

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 Also read: Nashik PWD asks for Rs 35 cr from state govt to repair roads

The Nagpur public works department (PWD) has asphalted part of the road from MLA Hostel Square to RBI Quarters in Civil Lines even while the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is ready to tar the extent completely. Lack of coordination between the two corporations has led to a loss of public money. The NMC has planned total asphalting of the roads from MLA Hostel Square to RBI Quarters to State Board’s office, Metro Rail office to High Court and Raj Bhavan Square to Katol Road at the cost of Rs 1.43 crore. The bidding process took a month and was concluded a couple of days back. The NMC standing committee on Friday nodded the work order to the qualified contractor. However, the NMC did not intimate the state PWD which conducts the maintenance of roads in Civil Lines. Because of the criticism over potholes on some of the roads in Civil Lines, the state PWD invited bids and commenced repairing potholes. But the PWD is only doing patchwork. On Thursday, the PWD contractor tarred half of the two sides of the road from MLA Hostel Square to Deshpande hall. Potholes on the remaining half part were filled. Some patchwork was also conducted between Deshpande Hall and RBI Quarters square. Like in the case of complete asphalting, the defect liability duration of these works is three years. When NMC superintendent engineer Ajay Pohekar got the information, he contacted the PWD engineers and closed the works. Else, PWD would have conducted the works till the Board's office. Before planning or implementing the works, the PWD did not bother to check with the NMC. PWD engineers told the media that the work was undertaken since the road was in bad shape but it was immediately stopped after obtaining information from the NMC. In support of motorists, the PWD’s national highway division has achieved repair of potholes on Amravati road between Variety Square and Campus Square. Image Source Also read: Nashik PWD asks for Rs 35 cr from state govt to repair roads

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