Roads dug up across Chennai still not relaid

  • | Thursday | 14th March, 2019

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.

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