Gujarat high court pulls up AMC over poor roads
Today in Ahmedabad, based on a PIL Public Interest Litigation was filed in Gujarat High Court over poor condition of roads Gujarat High Court orders AMC Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to stop Contractors’ payment and asked them to repair the roads.
HC rapes Gujarat government for garbage heaps piled on the roads says PM Modi is talking about Swachhata Abhiyan and garbage being piled up on roads of city.
Gujarat high court pulls up AMC over poor roads; seeks report by 10th August
Gujarat high court has shown unhappiness with AMC Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation on the poor condition of city roads after rains and criticized it for turning deaf ears to people’s complaints.In response to a PIL Public Interest Litigation, HC gave orders to AMC to make sure that proper roads were constructed and a proper monitoring mechanism is created, a bench of Justice M R Shah and Justice B N Karia asked questions against the administration’s functioning style.The judges sought a report on the condition of the state’s roads by 10th August and issued notices to the state government and AMC both . The judges also asked the petitioner to make the city mayor, municipal commissioner and the standing committee chairman as party respondents in the PIL in their personal capacities. On plea by petitioner’s advocate that people are getting injured due to potholes and uncovered manholes, the judges said that there is nobody answerable, and nobody is liable for the situation. People’s complaints fall on deaf ears. The judges felt that the time has come to pass strict directions. People die and they do nothing about it. AMC puts people’s lives in danger.
They pulled up AMC for blaming torrential rains for the poor road condition, “Do you think that it rains only in India and nowhere in the world? How do the roads remain intact elsewhere? 80% of the roads are damaged and the government is blaming God?”
AMC blacklist 3 Contractors for poor roads in Ahmedabad
After heavy rains in Ahmedabad city, most of the roads were washed away. There were ditches and potholes on the road leading to road accidents and traffic jam. It also washed away pre-monsoon plan of AMC at large.
Today finally, AMC Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has made announcement to blacklist 3 big contractors for poor quality road making work. There are actually 8 contractors empanelled by AMC for road consructor and repairs, out of which 3 contractors were getting majority of the work.
Ahmedabad Mayor Gautam Shah had assured of stern action against people responsible for poor condition of roads. Even, actions against many AMC Officials and other contractors would be taken added shah.
There were complain of poor quality road almost from every zone of the city.
3 Blacklist contractors would carry out road repairs at no extra cost. There were already granted with contracts worth crores of rupees.
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