Friday, January 27, 2023

ESSU laments BRO’s ‘poor workmanship’

Taking note of the “poor quality workmanship” on the ongoing Zunheboto-Aghunato-Kiphire road under 100 RCC 15 Border Road Task Force (BRTF) project Sewak, Eastern Sumi Students Union (ESSU) has urged the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to ensure “quality workmanship”.
In a press release, ESSU president, Ghuvika Yeptho and general secretary, Viloka Zhimo said on being informed of the “poor quality workmanship” on the ongoing construction project, an inquiry was made, wherein officer in-charge of the project, Captain Shivam, informed the union that work on 100-200 meters road stretch was done for the “testing of the machinery and equipment”.
ESSU said the officer in-charge further assured that the work would be done as per the Detailed Project Report (DPR).
ESSU also raised the issue of drainage to BRO higher authority, stating that the “almost non-existent” of drainage in entire stretch of road starting from Zunheboto to Aghunato causes immense hardship to the commuters especially during monsoon season.
The student body said lack of proper drainage leads to further deterioration of the road condition causing stagnation of rainwater, landslides and even endangering the lives of the commuters. In this regard, the union appealed BRO to permanently station one excavator (JCB) with its platoon at Aghunato so as to meet all emergency situations. The student body also asked BRO to mobilise their machineries and remove all landslide, rockslide and clogged drainages before starting the renovation and carpeting of road.
ESSU said the union in close coordination with all civil bodies of entire Aghunato area would be closely monitoring the entire renovation work and progress.
Further, ESSU has appealed the public to extend cooperation to BRO so that the project could be completed without any hinderance. It also assured to take up any lapses to the highest authority, with all evidences, for the welfare and development of the area.

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