The two have been bickering about the repair of a stretch of a road in front of East End Apartments. Find out why.
Too many cooks spoil the broth, we know that. But when it comes to Delhi's infrastructural issues, only two are enough. Take the road in front of East End Apartments in Mayur Vihar Phase I Extension, for example.
It's been more than one and a half months that two civic bodies, Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and Public Works Department (PWD) have locked horns over the repair of a portion of the road.
It was DJB that initially dug up a portion of the road connecting New Ashok Nagar to Noida to lay down sewer lines. Now, after the work was completed, it was PWD's job to repair the road. However, it first needed DJB to pay restoration charges for it. But of course DJB has not done any such thing, which is why the road still lies dug up and unrepaired.
City Spidey had brought attention to this matter on February 14, when Bhure Lal, the DJB official-in-charge of the Mayur Vihar area, had said, “The damaged road will be repaired by PWD. We will complete the work by next week and then approach PWD.”
Naresh Meena, an engineer with PWD in charge of Mayur Vihar and New Ashok Nagar, said, “As per official procedures, DJB has to finance the repair work of the portions it dug up. We are waiting for DJB to pay us the charges first.”
City Spidey found out that PWD had fixed a March 26 deadline for floating the tender for repair of the road. However, when we spoke to Naresh Meena to know whether a tender had been floated, he said, “No, but we will get the entire stretch from New Ashok Metro station to Noida repaired soon.”
On being asked if DJB had paid the restoration charges, Meena replied, “It will take it least 15 more days for that to happen.”
Well, that's one and a half months and counting...