8 Jul 2012

Avoid digging of roads for laying sewerage pipelines;Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain during Monsoon

In view of public convenience, Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain has directed the officers concerned to avoid digging of roads for laying sewerage pipelines during Monsoon and to fill up the ditches dug up for the same at the earliest. He said that anyone found not doing their work sincerely would be dealt stringently.
Chief Secretary Jain was chairing the General Body Meeting of Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program Agency on Tuesday. He instructed the officers to blacklist all defaulter contractors. Expressing his discontentment over the slow pace of the works undertaken by the Peyjal Nigam he said that responsibility for this would be set and erring officials dealt accordingly. Mr. Jain taking stern attitude towards contractors said that any of them found not working as per the set standard and not completing the works in stipulated time frame would be blacklisted and information about them sent to other states too. Taking serious note of works taken for the development of urban areas Mr. Jain said that as this works were related to public welfare officers found slack in their duties would not be spared.
It may be noted that Uttarakhand Urban Sector Development Investment Program worth Rs. 2250 crore was initiated in 31 cities of Uttarakhand for 2008 to 2016 with Asian Development Bank paying 70 percent of the expenditure and 30 by the State. The work was to be completed in four phases.
Apprising about the progress of the work, Secretary Urban Development Dr. Umakant Panwar said that the works were being closely monitored and notice had been served to the defaulter contractors and FRI lodged against them. He revealed that so far fine amounting to Rs. 70 lakh had been recovered from them. He said that monthly review meetings were also being held to ensure speedy work and spot visits conducted regularly. Dr. Panwar said that all preparation had been completed to launch 15 works of second phase worth Rs. 643 crore.
The meeting was also attended by Mayor Vinod Chamoli, Principal Secretary Peyjal S Raju, Additional Secretary Urban Development Radhika Jha, Additional Secretary Forest Shushant Patnaik, Additional Secretary Finance MC Joshi and other senior officers.

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