Guwahati, Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Directive to fill up city potholes
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Aug 26 – The Kamrup Metro district administration has directed the concerned officials to fill up all the potholes across the city within a fortnight and submit compliance reports along with photographs.

Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu said that potholes on the roads in the city area have caused huge inconvenience to pedestrians and also to vehicular traffic.

“Therefore, all executive engineers of all the divisions of PWD (Roads) have been directed to take immediate steps for filling up of all the potholes in existence over all the roads within their respective jurisdiction all over the city area and to furnish compliance report along with photographic evidence within a period of 15 days,” Dr Angamuthu said.

The district administration has also directed the PWD(R) and the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to immediately take steps to clear the drains, garbage and shifting of construction materials along the VIP Road within a week and deputed a team of officials to monitor and coordinate with all concerned departments for the purpose.

It is noteworthy that MGVK Bhanu, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, along with senior officials, had visited the VIP Road from Six Mile to Noonmati on August 24 and observed heaps of silt dumped on both sides of the drains, besides the median of the road being full of garbage and overflowing drains due to blockages and also dumping of construction materials on the road hindering free flow of water.

Following this, Dr Angamuthu has fixed a one-week deadline for action to clear up the VIP Road.

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