BJP MLA Chetram Exposes Poor Road Construction Quality in Shahjahanpur
BJP MLA Chetram Exposes Poor Road Construction Quality in Shahjahanpur

Lucknow: Shahjahanpur BJP MLA Chetram has raised serious concerns about the poor quality of road construction after a video of him using a pen to scrape part of an under-construction road went viral. The video shows Chetram inspecting the road work in the Powayan police station area, where he identified significant deficiencies in the construction materials.

The road widening project involves a 17 km stretch connecting Powayan tehsil with Lakhimpur district, with a budget of Rs 32 crore. During his surprise visit, Chetram discovered that mud was being used instead of gravel, indicating substandard construction practices. The MLA used a pen to scrape the surface of the road, demonstrating the poor quality of the material used.

Chetram did not hold back in his criticism, reprimanding the junior engineer and the contractor on-site and threatening them with imprisonment if they compromised the quality of the road. He also accused a departmental officer of embezzling commission funds, emphasizing the Yogi Adityanath government's zero tolerance policy regarding the quality of road construction.

Chetram stated his intention to escalate the issue to higher authorities within the government. The incident has created a stir within the Public Works Department (PWD), drawing attention to potential corruption and negligence.

Shahjahanpur is also the home district of PWD minister Jitin Prasada, adding another layer of scrutiny to the incident. Local residents have echoed Chetram's concerns, expressing skepticism about the durability of the road. Amrit Pal Singh, a local, remarked that the road would likely deteriorate within months, while another local, Lakhbinder Singh, noted that a portion of the road had recently caved in, highlighting the poor construction quality. The controversy has sparked a broader conversation about accountability and standards in public infrastructure projects.

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