Seeking to improve ease of doing business in SEZs, the Commerce Ministry has permitted units in these zones to send goods for purposes such as repair and maintenance to outside market or abroad on a selfattestation basis.
Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department (PWD) will repair and construct the roads dug by Jal Sansthan in Kanpur city. Keeping in view the forthcoming international one-day match to be held in the city, roads in the vicinity of Green Park Stadium would be repaired or would be carpeted, said the State Principal Secretary Rajneesh Dubey on November 8.
The Jharkhand government has finally acted and taken up the repair of the busy and important National Highway-33 in the state, which is dotted with potholes. Prolonged protests have been demanding repair of the highway. Road construction agency Madhucom Projects resumed work on the road on October 22.
A recent audit of the Comptroller of Auditor General in Mumbai has revealed that the Mumbai civic body BMC wasted Rs 8.44 crore of taxpayers' money by hiring a contractor to repair a stretch of SV Road that could have been done for free. The company that originally constructed the 2.5-km stretch in Borivali in 2007 was bound by the contract to fix road defects for no extra cost till December 2012.
In Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh, the Public Works Department (PWD) has taken up repair and renovation works on the city roads as digging work by utility companies like UP Jal Nigam is complete. Especially, digging work is complete on five main roads in the city.
The 127 civic bodies in West Bengal were allocated Rs 157 crore by the State government for repair of major roads in the state. The allocation is keeping in view of the ensuing Durgapuja in the state. Kolkata Municipal Corporation is also included in the civic bodies for the allocation.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is considering the Polymer Modified Bitumen (PMB) technology to repair the city roads. BMC, which faced immense flak for the non-motorable condition of the Western and Eastern Express Highways, is keeping its hopes on this technology to repair and maintain Mumbai roads. PMB technology has kept the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) going without a crater for over four years.
The Kozhikode Corporation has been granted Rs 54 lakh by the Kerala government for immediate repair and restoration of roads within the Corporation purview and rural limits of the district. The government on July 23 had allotted the sum in two orders to repair eight roads in the Kozhikode Corporation area and five in high-range areas of Thiruvambady, Koodaranji, Karassery, Kodiyathoor and Puthupadi within the district.