By Accommodation Times Bureau
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has directed the concerned departments to fast-track the repair work of roads that got damaged especially during the rainy season to make the roads pothole free and said that the State roads as has heavy movement of vehicles should be widened to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
CM was presiding over a meeting regarding the repair of roads here today. He also directed to take up the matter with National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on a priority basis for carrying out the repair or patchwork on those National Highways falling in the State which was damaged especially during the rainy season.
The Departments of Public Works (Building and Roads), Haryana State Agricultural and Marketing Board (HSAMB), Haryana Shehari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), Urban Local Bodies and Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) are involved in the construction of roads in the State.
While reviewing the condition of roads, he directed that a proposal is mooted for the transfer of all “six karam roads of 3000 kms of HSAMB to Public Works (Building and Roads) Department for repair. The transfer of these roads to PWD (B&R) would further enhance the durability of these roads, which constitutes about 23.8 per cent total roads of HSAMB.
The HSAMB has total 13021 kilometres roads in the State. He also directed to constitute a dedicated team comprising three officers at the divisional level. The team would work under the direct supervision of respective Divisional Commissioner and carry out regular inspection of all the 13021-kilometre end to end roads of HSAMB and also submit a report in this regard.
It was also informed that out of the 2400 kms road of HSVP, special repair of 200 kms road has been completed. A budget provision of Rs 71 crore has been earmarked for this purpose during the current financial year out of which Rs 22 crore has already been spent.
It was also informed that the workforce has been increased to timely redress the complaints received on HARPATH App, the mobile application which enables the people to upload the pictures of damaged roads and seek action. It was informed that out the total complaints received on the app, 90 per cent has been attended.