Case will be Booked against Navyug for Delay in Road Work – Minister Khader
Mangaluru: “In Bengaluru, we have called a meeting with the PWD Secretary and the officers of Navyug Company to discuss on the Thokkottu and Pumpwell flyover work. They have agreed to complete the Thokkuttu flyover by December 2018 and Pumpwell by March 2019. Earlier also we had called several meetings and they had assured to complete the work giving various deadlines but failed to keep their promise. I have directed the Deputy Commissioner to start the proceedings against the Navyug company for the delay in road work as well as in completing the flyover work. The Navyug company has been delaying the work giving various reasons but this time we will proceed with action against them and also book cases against the Company”, said the Minister for Housing and Urban Development U T Khader in a press meet held at the DC office here on June 30.
Addressing the mediapersons U T Khader said, “The Navyug company is not showing any interest to complete the Pumpwell and Thokkottu flyover work. The roads are in a pathetic condition and people are facing a lot of inconvenience and problems with traffic jams every day. During several meetings with the DC they had given various reasons for the delay in work and continue to do so which will not be tolerated. Many people have lost their lives due to the pathetic condition of the roads. So far one case has been filed against the Navyug company in connection with a death due to the accident. In future, for any road accidents, we will hold the Navyug officers responsible and file cases against them.”
U T Khader further said, “I have already directed the DC to file a case under CRPC section 133 and start the proceedings. Every week the officers from Navyug should meet the DC and submit the report.”
Minister Khader also said, “I have visited Mularpatna to see the condition of the Bridge. We are discussing whether to construct a new bridge or to repair the old one. To repair the old bridge it will cost around Rs 5 to 6 crores so instead of spending huge money to repair the old bridge we are planning to construct a new one. Till the construction or repair of the bridge, we need to take some measures for connectivity. Children and people in the locality are afraid to use the hanging bridge so we are appointing home guards. We will deploy two KSRTC buses. It was the duty of the KSRTC to start the buses in that locality but they are waiting for the minister’s direction. We are also planning to start the passenger boat service for the safety of the people. We will appoint experts to operate the passenger boat service”.
DC Sasikanth Senthil, ADC Kumar, Navyug officials and NHAI officials were also present.