Road Topping Removed By Bare Hand, Video Goes Viral
Bhawanipatna: Resentment is brewing over the alleged substandard materials used in the construction of a road at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), a Centrally sponsored scheme.
It is alleged that the black topping on the road could be easily removed with bare hands, the video of which has now gone viral on social media. Sources said that the black topping has been laid over sand instead of stone chips and without proper levelling.
Youth Against Corruption (Jokhipali), an organisation has reportedly shared the video on social media. The outfit alleged that taking advantage of the simplicity of the people of Lanjigarh, such corruption has taken place. Moreover, action should be taken against the contractors and engineers involved in the construction of the road, the outfit tweeted.
Take advantage of the simplicity of the innocent people of #Lanjigarh and see how the #PMGSY road works are being done.Action should be taken against contractors and engineers working on this road @PradeepJenaIAS @RDOdisha @MoSarkar5T @CMO_Odisha @DmKalahandi @PMGSY_NRRDA pic.twitter.com/TJvrR90Goc
— YouthAgainstCorruption, Jokhipali (@jokhipali) October 21, 2020
Meanwhile, following the disclosures, Principal Secretary, Rural Development Department, Pradeep Kumar Jena has directed the senior and executive engineer to conduct an inquiry and submit a report in the next three-four days and share the findings on social media.
@RDOdisha I would like to have the matter investigated by SE and EE concerned in next 3-4 days and detailed report submitted to be shared in this platform.
— Pradeep Jena IAS (@PradeepJenaIAS) October 22, 2020