Funds will not be a problem in carrying out urgent repairs and filling of potholes that have surfaced in the road corridors across the State owing to rain, Minister for Public Works G. Sudhakaran said on Monday.

The engineering wing was responsible for the upkeep of the road and filling the potholes and the engineers and overseers should be on a constant move along the corridors.

Already earmarked

The engineering section concerned of the PWD would be responsible for the complaints about potholes and bad stretches from the road users and lapses, Mr. Sudhakaran said in a statement.

The Minister said funds had been earmarked for repairs to be carried out after monsoon in all Assembly constituencies.

The roads where the repairs were carried out during the last two years after monsoon were in good condition. This year, the government was planning to release funds early for the repairs after monsoon, Mr. Sudhakaran said.

On contractors

The Minister asked the engineers to ensure that good machines and service of contractors who had social commitment should be used.

The people’s representatives should be consulted and steps should be taken to ensure that there was no malpractice and win the appreciation of the people through good work, he said.

Work should be taken up only if the climate was good. Each section had been asked to ensure that roads were in good condition by August 15, he added.

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