UDHAMPUR, Oct 26: The villagers from Rassain Kund held protest against the PMGSY wing of R&B department for using substandard material in newly constructed road from Majua to Rassain in Ramnagar Tehsil. The villagers alleged that even the contractor has not made payments to the labourers.
The protestors raised slogans against the PMGSY department and appealed to Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha to hold high level inquiry into the matter and punish the culprits. They alleged that highly sub standard material has been used by the concerned contractor . The PMGSY department officials failed to keep check on the contractor who has used very low quality material and the road has been damaged within short time. Even the contractor has not made balance payment to the labourers who are moving from pillar to post for the hard earned money.
The work on this road from Majua to Rassain, 16.2 km length under PMGSY was started in August 2018. But black topping work is completed on 6 km but department used substandard material and the road has been uprooted/ damaged within few months. The locals demanded probe into the matter. The black topping has not been completed till date.