Jashpur. In the matter of poor road construction, collector Mahadev Kawre suspended the sub-engineer of the Public Works Department on the spot. A fine of Rs 34 lakh has been imposed under the Forest Act against the contractor for illegal felling of green trees.
In Kunkuri subdivision, the Public Works Department has started the road construction work from Charaidand to Damera. In this construction work of about Rs. 15 crores, the place of rules has been ignored. On the complaint of the villagers, Parliamentary Secretary UD Minz got the construction work checked by a team of high-grade officers. In this investigation, the Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department Mohanlal Uranw has accepted the felling of trees without permission. Apart from this, instructions were given to conduct an investigation on the matter of negligence of the estimate and undue benefits given to the contractor.
Collector Mahadev Kawre reached the spot and observed after questioning the local officials of the Public Works Department. During this period, the Collector has taken strict action against all the culprits after seeing widespread irregularities. The contractor constructing this road has cut down over 66 green trees without permission. In this case, the Forest Department has registered a case under the Forest Act. The Forest Department has imposed a fine of Rs 34 lakh against the defaulting contractor.