Contactors who had repaired city roads which have been damaged in the rain recently will be asked to restore the roads at their own expense.

The Corporation Council, which met here on Thursday, decided to ask the State government to look into the construction of damaged roads, which had been repaired by various agencies including the Public Works Department.

At the meeting, several councillors raised the issue of damaged roads and complained that these roads were re-laid hardly a few months ago.

In his reply, Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany said city roads were repaired with a guarantee of one year. Besides city roads, the ones built by the National Highway authorities in the city have also been damaged. Mr. Chammany said similar complaints were reported from various parts of the State. The Works Standing Committee of the corporation should look into city roads that were repaired using government funds and the contractors responsible should be asked to repair them, he said. Regarding other roads that run through the city, the Corporation Council would write to the agencies concerned, he said. Councillors K.J. Jacob, K.N. Sunilkumar, M. Anilkumar, Sohan Antony, N.A. Shafeek and M.P. Maheshkumar raised issue of damaged roads.

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