Those with stock are not allowed to lay roads, said contractor R Ramarao whose package of 20 roads is pending.
The Indian Oil representative said most bitumen goes to public works department and highways department.But lack of bitumen is not the only hurdle.
“We use at least 4,800 tonnes of bitumen every month to lay roads.
The situation will improve in another week’s time, said an official.Deputy commissioner, corporation, M Govinda Rao said he has written to Indian Oil Corporation seeking bitumen on a ‘priority basis’.
We have spoken Indian Oil to supply bitumen on priority basis,” he said.When TOI contacted Bharat Petroleum and India Oil Corporation, their representatives said the rate of bitumen had gone up since March 1 from 27,000 to 29,300.
Your support to NYOOOZ will help us to continue create and publish news for and from smaller cities, which also need equal voice as much as citizens living in bigger cities have through mainstream media organizations.
Stay updated with all the Chennai Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.