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Shimla MC initiates inquiry against contractor for poor quality work after video showing angry shimla locals appears

SHIMLA- Yesterday, Himachal Watcher had posted a story with a video showing locals in Lakkar Bazaar locality of Shimla city getting angry over poor quality maintenance work of pedestrian path. People had surrounded the contractor, who had to flee from the spot to escape people’s anger. The video was forwarded to various officials from Deputy Commissioner, Rohan Chand Thakur, Deputy Mayor, Tikendar Panwar, and Mayor, Sanjay Chauhan.

Only the Mayor took notice of it responded.

The stairs have been dismantled and an inquiry against the contractor has been initiated regarding poor quality of work and the maintenance work will taken up again,

said the Mayor.

Reportedly, the ongoing maintenance work of various pedestrian paths, which mostly consist of stairs, has faced criticism from people. Public has reported that the work is being executed in a very unprofessional manner with poor quality material.

Summerhill Ward Update:

In a similar case in Summerhill Ward, an official, who was on his way to the spot, claimed that the contractor has not even begin the maintenance work at the said pedestrian path. He said the old tiles are being dismantled. However, the video shows that work has already begin. The workers can be seen preparing material.

The case has sent a wave of shock for the SMC that is already struggling to save its reputation. Aware citizens have now started taking small initiative like challenging the poor quality work by private contractors. It’s definitely a small step toward taking the responsibility to eradicate corruption and expose the corrupt for the good of entire society. No need to say, it will ensure that public money doesn’t go into private pockets of contractors and corrupt officials.

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