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Aim is to find permanent solutions to road problems in city: Shahid
11/17/2019 10:01:41 PM
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Nov 17: The administration in Srinagar has conducted a comprehensive performance audit of roads in view of public complaints about quality of roads in the district.
The audit was done by a committee of engineers constituted under the instructions of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. The committee proceedings were conducted under the supervision of Chief Planning Officer Srinagar M Yaseen.
The audit process lasted three months and involved over 100 officials and personnel from half a dozen agencies and departments.
The audit studied the reasons for repeated damages to roads in Srinagar involving local and outside experts who made thorough on-the-ground assessment of reasons responsible therefor.
The terms of reference for the committee included identification of roads and problems with the latter being done using advanced machineries for testing.
The audit studied and found problems in planning and execution stages. Road distress and misuse were found amongst the reasons that add to the road problem in the district. It also found problems in designing stage which add to the problem.
The process included case studies of major roads which undergo untimely degeneration. Poor drainage network besides other deficits were identified as major concerns adding to the road problem.
The aim of the document is to serve as a baseline for ensuring quality of roads in the district and planning various projects
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said the administration is looking to put the findings of this audit in public soon in order to initiate an honest discussion about it and find permanent solutions to this problem.
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