CHENNAI: After The New Indian Express exposed the poor quality of concrete roads laid around Koyambedu market under Rs 33 crore Infrastructure and Amenities charges, CMDA officials have now started patchwork in several places.
S Rondiyan (Mookiyan), secretary of Koyambedu Flower Market Association said that rather than asking a technical committee to inspect the quality of the concrete roads and holding the officials as well as contractors responsible, CMDA is silently trying to hush up the issue by doing patchwork in certain places.
He alleges that the quality of road across the market is in poor quality. “They should be doing the quality checks as is being done by Chennai Corporation. But here nothing of this sort is being done,” he alleged.
He says the condition of road in Gate number 18 is equally pathetic. “Leave alone four-wheelers, even the two wheel face bumpy rides,” he states. In most of the places, the concrete road is half laid, he alleges.
Interestingly, this comes even before the road is being handed over to Market Management Committee.
Sources say it is more than one year but MMC has not come forward to take back the roads from CMDA.
A trader who is also a MMC member said that CMDA has failed to do a quality check in this regard. “The officials who have laid the road should be punished,” said Rondiyan.
It is also being alleged that some of the officials were under the CMDA scanner over allegations of poor quality of work in Manjambakkam truck terminal after one of their colleagues turned whistle-blower.
However, the issue was closed after a probe by Anna University gave them a clean chit but suggested that the arch in the truck terminal has to be rectified.