Saturday, September 30, 2006

Road-digging: BWSSB fiat to contractors

Road-digging: BWSSB fiat to contractors

The Hindu

BANGALORE: Contractors executing work for Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) can no longer perform shoddily. Board chairman N.C. Muniyappa has directed the contractors to adopt a five-point action plan to restore roads that are dug up for repairs and laying new lines.

According to a press release, Mr. Muniyappa has asked all BWSSB contractors to put an end to manual digging and take up scientific methods such as trenchless digging by using road-cutting machines. This is to ensure that the roads can be easily restored to their original condition soon after the work is completed, the release said.

The guidelines, which were announced at a recent meeting of contractors, specified that contractors should put up barricades with the logo of BWSSB around the work spot.

Blue tapes should be wrapped around the barricades so that people can easily identify that BWSSB work is on. This apart, details of the work, name and address of the contractors should be displayed at the work spot, the release said.

The contractors should ensure that the debris and silt removed after digging roads should be immediately shifted from the work spot and the road should be restored to its original condition immediately after the work is completed.

All contractors should adopt these guidelines before October 31. Those who do not follow the guidelines will be blacklisted, according to the release.


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