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Contractors should maintain roads for 5 years: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot | Jaipur News

JAIPUR: Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday directed officials to incorporate a provision for maintenance of roads constructed by the Public Works Department by a contractor for five years as against three years at present.
Gehlot was holding a review meeting of the PWD through video conference from the chief minister’s residence.
Gehlot said some roads do not need repairs for a long time while others get damaged quickly. Provision should be made to put the onus of maintaining quality on the contractor, he added.
He directed officials that there should not be any compromise with quality control in construction of roads. There is a provision for quality check of roads funded by World Bank and Asian Development Bank and National Highway Authority by independent engineers. Third party inspection of road construction should be done by implementing the same system to maintain the quality of roads constructed under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) and NABARD.
He said many a times people’s representatives demand a road connecting villages in which the work of rural development path or missing link could be made according to their demand and specific needs of the area.
Gehlot directed to work on budget announcements on priority basis. He directed to prepare the list of worst roads. He said such list a should be prepared after a survey.
Additional chief secretary, PWD, Veenu Gupta gave a detailed presentation about the ongoing road construction and repairs. He informed that under the budget announcement for 2020-21, work of 67 worst roads has been approved. He informed that the department has created a quality control wing and quality control labs have also been set up.

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