Meghalaya | Workers association discovers that company used poor materials for NH 51 repair

Meghalaya | Workers association discovers that company used poor materials for NH 51 repair

From Our Correspondent | TURA, October 6, 2018

STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A workers association has recently found that the materials being used in the repair of the NH-51 road is of extremely poor quality.
  • The repair of the road has allegedly been given to a company that goes by the name of CCL.

The All Garo Hills Construction Materials Suppliers and Workers Association (AGHCMS&WA) recently found the materials being used in the repair of the road being of extremely poor quality.

The repair of the road has allegedly been given to a company that goes by the name of CCL.

This is the same company which is yet to start repair on the National Highway – 62 to Baghmara in SGH. Further CCL had delayed the making of the Resubelpara-Mendipathar road, which broke apart just a month after being done.

In a letter to the CM, Conrad Sangma, the association members pointed to their spot inspection of the materials being used by CCL was of extremely poor quality and the same needed to be looked at immediately.

"The materials are being collected near Adugre on the Tura – Dalu section and are bad. We tried time and again to meet the contractors/site engineers to no avail. If the same materials are used, the road will not last beyond a few days," said the members.

The association called the highway a shame as it literally took about 2-3 hours to cover a distance of only 50 kms after which a vehicle check has become a necessity.

"For the past 2 decades there were literally no repairs and we are glad that finally something is happening. The money must be used to attain a highway like quality for the road now and thus our concern," they added.

"The people (chairman, MD, engineers, workers will not be using this road. They will simply go away once work is done. So how long the road lasts and the quality of materials they use will have no bearing on them. Above all the interest of the company seems to only be money and thus the poor materials being gathered. This is an insult to the people of the state," stated the association.

They further urged for the immediate intervention of the CM into the matter so as to squeeze out the best from government funding meant for the road.

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