Friday, August 29, 2008

‘Resident associations should certify road quality’

HOW CAN RESIDENT WELFARE ASSOCIATIONS ENSURE QUALITY WORK WHEN ROADS ARE BEING LAID? ‘Resident associations should certify road quality’

Involve citizens during planning stage
Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and the civic heads of the area could meet every week to review projects in the area, and if required, they can have one person from the association monitor the work and give feedback. Authorities must act on the feedback. The corporator of every area should be easily approachable so that RWAs can discuss the issues with him and civic authorities. I G PADMANABHAN
Welfare associations act as a key to communicate, coordinate, and cooperate between various divisions. Many model roads are created under their monitoring and have proved to be successful. Association heads can meet civic heads of all departments and discuss the ongoing projects. They can also share the latest technology information and act as watch dogs, monitor the work round the clock and conduct quality checks too. I TARUN K JAIN
Strictly monitor quality
Identify a non-political person in the locality and include his approval as a mandatory requirement for clearing payment to the contractor. I RAMAN M RWAs in each area must appoint a head for each department — civic duty, traffic management, and so on. These heads must make sure that civic authorities do the job well in their department. Else, they should complain to BBMP authorities. If they see no changes, then they should report the sloppy work to the media. I AKSHAY AGARWAL
Federation of RWAs must appoint dedicated, upright, retired engineers to supervise roadworks, etc. in their neighbourhood. They should be given an honorarium for their supervision.
I R GURU RAO
Make RWAs’ certification mandatory
RWAs should extract information on roads that are yet to be repaired, and the organization entrusted with this task. Associations should be informed about the proper mixture of tar and jelly, proper excavation over width and breadth, etc. The government should make quality checks by resident associations mandatory, so that BBMP authorities don’t enter into other deals. I T S PRASAD
These associations have to be involved right from the planning stage about what has to be done for the area, how it should be carried out, etc. Also, while awarding the contract, they must be briefed about the nature of work, type of processing, the contractor’s details, the time limit for completion of work, etc. Also, a certification from RWAs should be made mandatory before bills are paid. It is 99% assured that these associations will never be hand-in-glove with either the contractor or officials for the works are for their areas and benefit. I PRAKASH D R

1 Comments:

At Friday, August 29, 2008 at 8:21:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger  said...

Sound like a good idea.

 

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