45 pc of recently laid roads in Kerala damaged: Vigilance

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Thiruvananthapuram: 45 per cent of recently laid roads in Kerala have developed potholes, shows road inspection conducted as part of vigilance department’s Operation Saral Rastha-3.

Earlier reports on Operation Saral Rastha-3 suggested there are glaring irregularities in road constructions by local govt bodies. The updates corroborating the same are now coming out.

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The vigilance on Friday had examined 115 roads constructed by local govt bodies, 24 roads of PWD and nine roads by Kerala State Transport Project (KSTP). The major findings are as follows:

1)Out of 148 roads tarred in last six months, 67 have potholes.

2) 19 roads were constructed without enough tar. Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Wayand have three such roads each. Kozhikode and Thrissur have two roads each. While Ernakulam, Kasaragod, Kannur districts have one each.

3) In Kollam district road-roller was not properly used during construction of one road and it has deteriorated.

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