Special committee to review repair works on PWD roads in Kerala


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Thiruvananthapuram: A special committee will be constituted by the government to review the repair works on PWD roads across Kerala. The committee will examine the running contract system which assures repair works on roads before the expiry of its maintenance period by issuing a fresh tender to contractors.

The committee comprises a PWD secretary, five civil service officials, eight chief engineers, superintending engineers and executive engineers.

The team will report directly to the PWD minister and submit a daily report. The inspection will be launched in all districts from September 20 onwards. Minister P.A. Mohamed Riyas informed that strict action will be taken if any disparity is found in the repair works.

Earlier, the running contract system was launched in Kerala for the first time in the country to tackle the pathetic conditions of PWD roads which already expired its maintenance period. Currently, 12,322 km of roads fall under the running contract system.

The contractor is liable to ensure that repaired roads are in good condition for at least one year. In case of any repair, the work should be completed within 48 hours.

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