Road construction starts before work order, serious anomalies alleged | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 27, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:51 AM, March 27, 2019

Road construction starts before work order, serious anomalies alleged

Locals alleged that low quality bricks are being used for construction of a half a kilometre rural road in Rangapanichhara area under Golabari union in Sadar upazila.

Moreover, the contractor concerned has started the road construction work without obtaining  work order from the authorities concerned.

Funded by Relief and Disaster Management Ministry, Sadar Upazila Project Implementation Office (PIO) has been implementing the project at a cost of Tk 20 lakh while Golabari Union Parishad (UP) Chairman Gyana Ranjan Tripura is conducting the construction work.

According to the PIO, a tender was floated in this regard recently and local construction firm M/S Bitharon Chakma got the work as the lowest bidder.

Low quality bricks are being used in the road construction work, local resident Lalon Chakma said, adding that the width of the road is also reduced to nine feet.

Due to use of substandard materials in the construction, the road may collapse in the upcoming rainy season, Lalon said.

When asked, contractor Bitharon Chakma said he got the work as lowest bidder of the tender, but he handed the sub-contract to Golabari UP Chairman Gyana Ranjan.

Despite repeated attempts, this correspondent could not reach Gyana over phone for his comments as he did not receive the calls.

Contacted, Sadar Upazila Project Implementation Officer Kazi Masudur Rahman said they are yet to issue any work order so there is no question of supervising the work.

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