Site for garbage dump
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
NEW DELHI: A dispute between two agencies over the cost of a road in Indraprastha Extension in east Delhi is a glaring example of the callousness of civic agencies.
The road outside Technology Apartments has been lying unrepaired for more than four years. It is being used as a garbage dump.
While the Delhi Jal Board has paid Rs 14 lakh, the road-owning agency, the Public Works Department is demanding Rs 34 lakh to reconstruct the road.
According to R C Jain, president of the Indraprastha Extension Mahasangh the road was dug up to repair the sewer lines, which had caved-in for the fifth time.
The line first caved in four years ago. The DJB dug up the road and repaired it in September 1999. In early 2000, the line caved in again at the same spot. While it was being repaired, it was damaged at another spot, this one outside Shubham Apartments.
After a year spent in repairs, the line caved in again outside Agrasen and Milan Apartments. Jain said the line has been rectified, but the road has become unusable.