MIRISWATTE - WATHURUGAMA road ren­o­va­tion at stand­still

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - METRO - BY THILAKARATNA DISSANAYAKE

Ren­o­va­tion work of the Miriswatte - Wathurugama road has come to a stand­still and its devel­op­ment work had started 7 years ago. The su­per­vi­sion of the devel­op­ment works of this road was car­ried out by Gam­paha Dis­trict Ex­ec­u­tive En­gi­neer­ing of­fice of Road devel­op­ment Author­ity.

The peo­ple liv­ing in many ar­eas ask from the au­thor­i­ties as to why the Miriswatta – Wathurugama road stretch (205) still re­mains un­fin­ished.

The rea­son for ques­tion­ing by the peo­ple is that a length of about 5 km. of this road has not been com­pleted on the first stage of the devel­op­ment up to Buth­pi­tiya that had been ini­ti­ated by the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment to de­velop the road by broad­en­ing the road to 50 ft. up to 10 km.dis­tance.

The way side land had been taken over so that the road could be broad­ened up to 50 ft. and later ar­range­ments had been made to broaden it up to 21 ft. There­fore, the pedes­tri­ans are in dif­fi­culty due to non-re­moval of elec­tric posts and tele­phone posts up to the new road limit and the works un­der­way. In spite of the fact that the me­dia had cre­ated aware­ness among the au­thor­i­ties on many oc­ca­sions, their re­sponse was that the in­for­ma­tion should be ob­tained through proper chan­nels un­der the Right to In­for­ma­tion Act.

The peo­ple in these ar­eas have blamed the peo­ple’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives due to this in­or­di­nate de­lay and the rea­son for such a de­lay is the stopage of work by the con­trac­tors.

It has been brought to the no­tice of United National Party Or­ga­nizer (UNP) Pr­is­han­tha Jayakody to query about the de­lay in the com­ple­tion of the devel­op­ment works at the next Dis­trict Co­or­di­nat­ing Com­mit­tee.

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