Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The Chennai Corporation will take up patchwork on damaged stretches of roads at a cost of Rs.45.83 crore from January 2.

A total of 3,21,733 sq m on 802 roads were damaged in the recent rains.

Mayor M. Subramanian, who chaired a meeting of civic body officials here on Wednesday, said that the patchwork would be taken up on roads in all 10 zones simultaneously and completed by the end of the month.

He said engineers had been instructed to supervise the work on a continuous basis and be present at the work spot even at night. Samples would be taken from all locations on a random basis and a vigilance inspector would be included in the inspection team.

Boards with details of work specification would be kept wherever work is taken up, he said.

Road cut restoration

Mr. Subramanian said it had been decided that in future, road cut restoration work would be taken by the Chennai Corporation itself. Other departments were not doing the restoration work properly.

After March the civic body also planned to lay roads of more than 25 mm thickness.

“We will also ensure that cold milling is done,” Mr. Subramanian added.

Corporation Commissioner Rajesh Lakhoni, Chief Engineer Murugesan and Superintending Engineer Mathiazhagan participated in the meeting.