Renovation of a dilapidated road delayed for years (Video)

Thursday, 16 September 2021 - 14:44

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It is reported that the renovation work on the 7.5 km long road that runs from Jayasiripura village in Polonnaruwa to Bakamuna began five years prior, after about 50 years and it is yet to be completed.

Villagers say the road has been handed over to several contractors on several occasions, but all of them have stopped it halfway.

The contractor who last took over the construction work has also stopped work and has paved the road with dirt and stones without any standards.

The dilapidated condition of the road, which is used daily by about 2,000 farming families in the area, is significant.

Locals say that the authorities are keeping silent while allowing the construction of the road using substandard materials.