Barnala: Road caves in after three days of its construction

Screengrab from a video posted by The Tribune

The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, July 13

A portion of the Barnala-Moga road has caved after three days of its construction. It has raised questions about the material used in making the road.

As per the media reports, Barnala residents staged a protest against the Punjab Government and demanded an investigation into the matter. They also wanted action against the Public Works Department and the Building and Roads Department.

A resident of the area reportedly said that during the time of the construction of the road, the locals had asked the contractor to use proper material. They also informed the concerned authorities about it. He reportedly said that the Chief Minister should order a high-level inquiry and get a case registered against the officials for misusing the government’s money.

However, SDO, PWD (NH), Pardeep Singla reportedly denied the allegations. He said, “We had opened the road temporarily as its construction was incomplete. We are waiting for Rs 89 lakh from the sewage board to build the road. It is an under-construction road and it caved in as we not yet used proper material.”

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