Srinagar, May 20: Three engineers of Roads and Buildings department were suspended in Shopian on the directions of R&B minister, Naeem Akhtar, after the officials were found using substandard material in road construction.
The officials included Executive Engineer, Assistant Executive Engineer and a junior engineer in Shopian division. The action was ordered against them after residents in Zawoora, Shopian, sent a video evidence to the minister about macadamisation of a road, with the video clearly showing that the no macadam was mixed with the gravel and stones used for laying of the road.
“The residents sent me a video on Whats App which clearly showed that no macadam was used in the construction of the road in Zawoora. And I after verifying the video, ordered suspension of the three engineers,” Akhtar told KNS.
The minister said that he was himself keeping vigil on the macadamisation and road repairing works. “I have issued clear directions to the department that no such official will be spared who is found not delivering and mismanaging public funds. Efficiency and better road and building construction will be the hallmark of the department,” he said.
Locals in Shopian have lauded the minister for his proactive and appropriate action against the engineers. (KNS)