Sunday, December 05, 2010

To fix a bad road, try this

Two activists from Dadar plan to show you how you can ensure the infrastructure work undertaken in the city is not shoddy. Activists Bhaskar Prabhu and Nikhil Desai will urge citizens to take up ‘social audits’ of projects, like they did for a footpath in Dadar, and get the authorities to take note of a job badly done and rectify it.
When the activists saw that recently laid paver blocks on a footpath at Dadar TT junction had started coming loose within a few days of construction, they decided not to stop at grumbling about it. They pursued the matter until the contractor was forced to re-lay the two footpaths without any extra cost to the municipal corporation.

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