According to a report by the Road and Building Committee of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), there are 13 stretches in the city’s west zone which have been damaged. Six of them would be repaired by the AMC road project and the rest by contractors as they fall under the guarantee period.
Similarly, in the new west zone, 21 roads, with an area of 34,300 sq m are damaged and all of them would be repaired by the AMC.
But in reality, opposition in the AMC says the contractors are not repairing the roads despite the guarantee period clause, they ought to be bound by. And the AMC takes the task of the road repairs.
Reports say that many a time, the AMC commissioner has even recommended that such contractors be blacklisted. But the standing committee does not approve of it due to the political connections enjoyed by the contractors.