Deputy Mayor at Birtamod Municipality in Jhapa district Pabitra Mahatara informed that the substandard roads were identified and peeled off during monitoring at local level.
The roads build substandard due to technical faults and recklessness of contractors had to be peeled off and the concerned ones directed to reconstruct.
A month back, she had reached at Pragatinagar of Ward no 8 for field inspection along with engineer, and other technical staffs. The team found fault on road construction- low quality materials were used for blacktopping the road.
"I faced several such substandard works which were directed for reconstruction," she said, adding that even the contractors were grilled. The contractors used to avoid responsibility, Deputy Mayor Mahatara added.
She further shared that Birtamod Municipality blacktopped 54-km road on its own, repaired 580-km road along with gravel, constructed 65 bridges, and many box culverts. Similarly, in the last five years, more than 500 poor households were provided zinc sheets for roof.
Moreover, the Deputy Mayor informed that as per constitutional provision, the judicial committee she led in the municipality settled 329 disputes.
Source: National News Agency Nepal