The A’chik Organization for Social Welfare (AOSW) has express unhappiness over the quality of the wing walls of the Rongre and Chiminmin bridges that were constructed under a central government scheme in Williamnagar, East Garo Hills.
The objectives of the PMGSY is to provide good weather roads in unconnected areas.
However, the AOSW is critical of the way stones have been pasted on the wing walls.
“The nature of the work shows that initially the wing walls have been supported by just cement bags filled with mud by the contractor. These were removed due to lots of complaints made by the public of the area and they have started pasting the stones on the surface of the mud which is likely to collapse and be washed off by the rain water during the rainy season,” the AOSW said in a press release.
Premier Sangma, the AOSW general secretary, added that though the estimated cost of the bridges is stated as Rs 7 crore, the actual work does not look like coming close to that.
The coming of the bridges had brought joy to the public as they had previously had to cross the river water but Sangma said that “dishonest and immoral” behaviour by the contractor has robbed them of joy and is a misuse of national resources.
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