Govt will conduct a social audit for all road repair works: Minister

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KOTTAYAM: Minister for Public Works M. Vijayakumar has said the government will conduct a social audit for all road repair works performed in the State.He was speaking after commissioning Murinjapuzha Bridge (along the Ettumanoor-Ernakulam road) and the Vaikom-Poothotta-Thalayolaparambu road here on Friday.

Mr. Vijayakumar said renovation of the State roadways, including the Other District Roads (O.D.R.), would be completed on a war-footing. The Minister also pointed out that mere patchwork of roads had been discontinued in order to commence road construction using scientific methods.

Such construction would ensure that the roads remained in good condition at least for five years, Mr. Vijayakumar said.Transparent and efficient functioning of the Public Works Department was being maintained, the Minister said.

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