Belagavi city was selected in the first phase of smart cities and an SPV was formed to execute the projects under Belagavi Smart City Limited(BSCL).
Most of the works were lagging pace, coordination and then in lockdown period, all came to standstill.
Now that work has recommenced, we found that on Congress road, the gutters been built, but while constructing the said gutters for easy work they have left space between the old gutter wall and the new concrete wall that they have built.
By doing this they have shortened the width of the road by 8 inches to 20 inches.
They could have utilized one side of the current gutter and built a concrete-filled wall ahead of it which would have saved this space.
What they could say is, space has been left for utility cables to be put on the sides.
But eventually the width of the road has been narrowed.
For the utility cables, they could have made a small partition in the gutter but starting it from the wall of the old gutter, now in some places, the stones of the old gutter wall have collapsed, mud is falling and this will continue to happen as it would be only covered with mud again.
If these things are not taken care of then this will add to the sufferings of the residents.
A kind request to our Respected Public representatives to make these contractors responsible for such work.