Ludhiana, May 22
The Raj Guru Nagar Senior Citizens’ Welfare Association has called upon the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) authorities to ensure proper quality control and good workmanship in the ongoing road carpeting and interlocking tiles projects in the colony.
Pointing out that the construction agencies/contractors tended to approve poor quality material and compromise on quality, the residents’ body said a strict check had to be maintained.
In a representation to the LIT chairman, president of the body Col (Retd) RS Sohi has suggested that a committee comprising a few residents with technical background and LIT supervisory officials be constituted for constant monitoring of the work being carried out on roads and other areas in the colony. Copy of the representation has also been sent to area councillor (ward no. 73) Seema Kapoor for necessary action and follow up.
It should be ensured that material and workmanship should conform to specifications mentioned in the NIT (notice inviting tenders) and work order issued to the contractor. He said the material being put to use for road carpeting and interlocking tiles should be tested from the local engineering college or any other approved agency for its quality.
In the same manner, residents with suitable background could be included in a committee to work for water conservation and rainwater harvesting to recharge the ground water, he added.
“Regular cleaning of sewer lines and storm water drains should be done and special attention be paid to sanitation level all across the colony. Particularly, manholes located close to eateries be cleaned up on regular basis to prevent the outbreak of diseases,” Sohi added.
It has been further suggested that eateries in the commercial pocket be asked to get garbage bins installed close to their shops and be held responsible to get the same emptied on a daily basis to keep the surroundings neat, clean and hygienic. In case of non-compliance, the owners must be penalised.
The association has desired that saplings be planted at all vacant chunks/pieces of land in the colony.
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