Unbridled irregularities in the construction of 1577 meters of road at the cost of 1 crore 71 lakh taka

Unbridled irregularities in the construction of 1577 meters of road at the cost of 1 crore 71 lakh taka Ripon Majumder Noakhali representativeIn Feni’s Daganbhuyan Upazila, there have been complaints of widespread irregularities in the paving of a new road under the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) outside the schedule. In the same package, there have been irregularities in the renovation of 165 meters of road.According to LGED office sources, the project cost of 1577 meters of paving work of Chowdhury Hat road from Chamibhuana Hat of Dakshin Karimpur village of Sadar Union of Daganbhuan in IRIDP-3 project has been estimated at 1 crore 71 lakh 95 thousand 990 taka. This includes 165 meters of road rehabilitation. The contractor M/s Kalam Enterprises got the work order.Abul Kalam, the leader of the contracting company M/s Kalam Enterprise said, “Even though my company gets the work, the contractor Swapan is implementing the work at the field level.Locals complain that very low quality bricks, bricks and VT sand have been used in the construction of this road. Besides, very low quality bricks and other materials are used in the construction of about 200 meters of guide wall on the side of the road. Recently, locals came to complain that an engineer had come to see the road under construction. They complained that very low quality brick mortar and brick agent were used in the entire road. Residents complained to the contractor but did not get any remedy. The contractor told the locals that the work is being done with low-quality bricks.Contractor Swapan denied the complaint and said that he was working as per schedule.When asked about the sub-standard work, Daganbhuna Upazila Engineer Masum Billah said that sub-standard sub-standard culverts were removed from the road after receiving a complaint.However, several local residents claimed that the upazila engineer’s statement was not true. The road still has poor quality gravel and bricks. Residents counter-complained that in the name of development of LGED work in this upazila with the connivance of the officials of Daganbhunya Upazila Engineer Office. The proof of which will be found if you look at the works implemented in the last one year.

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