Karwar, Dec 10, 2021: Opposing work allotment to KRIDL, Karwar Taluk Registered Contractors have sought the intervention of the state Chief Secretary.
Karwar Taluk Registered Association president Madhav Nayak who met the Chief Secretary at Bengaluru on Friday stated in a written letter to the Chief Secretary.
“Excluding Yellapur constituency, 70 crore has been allotted for the construction of roads and bridges in the rural areas in Uttara Kannada district. Of this Rs. 16 crore has been allotted for Karwar-Ankola. The Karwar MLA has written a letter asking to provide the 114 works worth Rs 16 crore to KRIDL. But we strongly oppose this,” Madhav Nayak stated in the letter.
“The KRIDL works with only six employees including two Assistant Engineers, one Junior Engineer, one Executive Engineer, one Superintendent (Accounts) and a pion in the district. Instead, the government should hand over these works to the Panchayat Raj Engineering Section in the district,” he demanded.
“The Panchayat Raj Engineering Department has two Divisions in the district (11 sub-divisions). Of the total 174 sanctioned posts, 130 employees are working. If the government had allowed the Panchayat Raj Department to undertake the works through tendering, it would have benefited the local contractors and thousands of laborers. The tender process would have got revenue to the government also,” he added.