Punjab CM suspends 11 officials for poor road quality

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Chandigarh, Sep 12 (UNI) In order to ensure quality control in public utilities, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today placed under suspension 11 engineers of PWD (B&R) and Punjab Mandi Board following an inquiry into the construction or repair of roads in the state.

The inquiry report was submitted by the technical advisor to the Punjab Government Lt Gen (retd) B S Dhaliwal who headed a 3-member committee comprising Chief Engineer-cum-Director (quality control), PWD and Director Quality Control, Punjab Mandi Board.

Disclosing this here today Chief Minister's Media Advisor, Harcharan Bains said that the Chief Minister had directed the committee to thoroughly probe into the matter and fix accountability of the erring officials involved in the poor quality of construction of roads.

Mr Bains further said the officials placed under suspension included, Executive Engineer Sarbjit Singh, Sub-Divisional Engineer Parmjit Singh and Ajay Kumar, a Junior Engineer for the poor quality of surfacing of Ajnala-Ramdass and Amritsar-Dhandbir road.

Likewise Executive Engineer V K Dhir, Sub- Divisional Engineer Major Singh, Junior Engineer Ashok Kumar and Executive Engineer (retd) Ashok Lakanpal of Mandi Board were suspended for the poor quality of material used for reparing the Naushera Pannuan-Lohe-ke-Kalan road.

Similarly Executive Engineer Arun Kumar, SDO's Ashdeep Singh and Tarsem Raj and Junior Engineer Rajinder Singh had been place under suspension for the poor quality material used for relaying of Banga-Garhshankar road.

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