Lucknow, Apr 26: Holding previous Mayawati government responsible for the “bad shape” of roads in Uttar Pradesh, PWD minister Shivpal Singh Yadav today alleged the BSP government spent crores of rupees “only on papers” for construction and maintenance of roads.
“There are roads on which crores of rupees have been spent on papers but they are actually in a very bad shape and I would personally inspect them or get it done by third party,” Yadav said.
The minister was holding a review meeting of his department here.
He gave a three-month deadline to officials of his department to ensure that all roads in the state are pothole free.
Yadav asked zonal chief engineers to submit a detailed report of all the roads under them in a week only after which more funds would be released for them.
The minister expressed dissatisfaction over the functioning of the technical audit cells (TACs) of PWD and irrigation department and attached its engineers to their parent departments.