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Rough roads rule out role for mechanised cleaning machines in Mohali
Mohali - the commercial hub in Punjab, India, is unlikely to get the mechanised cleaning service it was expecting, as Congress, the Azad group and local councillors are reluctant to release funding of Rs 43 lakh (approximately £43,000) to the company that has been awarded the sanitation contract.
They claim the city's roads are not of a high enough standard.
The Indian Express News Service reports that the councillors allege that Commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta favoured the contractor despite knowing that the system specified would not work in the city. They argue that the system requires good roads and are pressing the government to repair Mohali's roads before introducing the cleaning technology.
Although the Rs 14 crore mechanised cleaning project was launched in August to much fanfare, people started complaining about it within days after its inauguration. Now the majority of the councillors are against the commissioner and pressing to scrap the agreement with the contractor.
5th November 2015