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ASUD unhappy with work quality on TA Road

Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:06
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Dimapur, September 13: The Ao Students' Union Dimapur (ASUD) has expressed disappointment over the nature of improvement work being undertaken along Tajen Ao Road, Dimapur. The union said even after the release of a staggering amount of Rs 19.4 crore rupees, the workmanship remains scant and unsatisfactory. 

"Moreover, it appears as though the construction firm/company is in a hurry to complete the project; in the process, the quality of road has been compromised," it alleged in a release. 

The ASUD also took serious view of the statement made by office of the Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B) that "the plying of heavy laden vehicles especially carriage of sand from Assam side was also a major reason which caused damage to the road". 

"By giving such a statement, is the department expressing that it is not capable of maintaining sturdy roads over which trucks transporting sand and other essentials can ply upon? To claim that trucks from Assam are one of the reasons for the deteriorating condition of the road is absolutely ridiculous. Instead of taking the public for a ride by making lame excuses, the department should admit to the fact that it has failed to perform its duties; this is not the first time its corrupt actions have been exposed in the public realm," it claimed. 

Stating that it is closely monitoring the work in progress along the Tajen Ao Road, the union also urged the respective councils of the localities along Tajen Ao Road to step in and continue to ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with the laid-down protocol and the concerned contractor(s) made responsible for ensuring durable, all-weather roads. 

Meanwhile ASUD has lauded the efforts of Kesonye Yhome (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur during the recent bandh called by the auto drivers union, by introducing city bus services for the convenience of the citizens. It suggested that the resumption of city buses at/from strategic locations since bus fare rates are fixed at reasonable prices and have proved to be a more reliable means of transport especially for the student community. It hoped that bus transport, if resumed, will be a welcome change while easing travel woes of citizens of Dimapur to a great extent.  (Page News Service) 


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