Our beloved MP Shri Suresh Angadi who in what one can say was a BJP affair, that too very selective, finished off with the Bhumi puja for the construction of the new RoB in place of the British era RoB on October 3, 2017.
He has been saying and many others as well that the Old Dharwad road RoB the work on which began on January 24, 2017 would finish by December 2017, see these below images and you only decide if it can finish in the next 3 months.
Infact the time required as per the tender is again 18 months, so if it has started in Jan 2017 as per schedule it should end by September 2018.
But the politicians seem to be in a hurry, yes we all know elections are near but that does not mean you get the time line down for the contractor.
In fact the progress of the Old Dharwad road RoB is very slow, see the images they are self explanatory.
Even we heard that some eager political persons have said the New RoB at Gogte circle will also be completed in 10 months, is that some kind of joke or is it just to take the credit; we did it, it happened during our times.
Why has development to be tagged to any political party in the first case?
Anyone who is in power has is bound to take development works for the overall development of the city, ward. But now a days taking credit is of more importance then in actual development.
Now many would oppose this statement and say such RoB’s can be built in 8 months, yes they can be, but for that you will have to get employees from Japan who will use latest technology and finish the work.
The images also show a sorry picture of the lack of coordination amongst the utility providers. The HESCOM hasnt removed its LT and HT lines we guess, they are visible infact in some cases very close to the pillars.
So if the HT lines arent removed how will work go ahead? Why cant the people who are interested to take credit come on the site and get the Lines removed from the concerned department. Also there will be water and drainage pipelines have they been shifted ?
So delay is not only because of the contractor it is also lack of co-ordination amongst the various departments and the haste of the political parties.