Close the Kozhikode KSRTC bus terminal until the maintenance work is complete: Vigilance | Kozhikode Bus Station | ITI report
Kozhikode: Vigilance has offered to open an investigation into the alleged failures in the construction of the KSRTC terminal at Mavoor Road here. According to the vigilance authorities, the architect RK Ramesh and the former engineer KTDFC Navakumar should be condemned for the delays in the construction.
The report submitted by the vigilance field of the northern zone DySP P Shaji Varghese pointed out that flaws in the plan led to the weakness of the construction. It is also revealed that approval was given for the job without proper review.
Based on this report, the director of vigilance, Sudhesh Kumar, wrote a letter to the government asking for permission to open the investigation.
The first observations of vigilance showed that there were serious defects in the construction.
The plan should have been evaluated either by technical institutes like IIT or NIT, or by government agencies. But a private agency has been appointed for this. likewise, it is doubtful that a work inspection was carried out, underlines the vigilance report.
According to the report, KTDFC suffered a huge financial loss. Despite this, it will take a lot to strengthen the existing construction. Until the maintenance work is completed, the terminal should be closed suggests the report.
The investigation into the KTDFC complaint has been ongoing for four months. The 14-story twin terminal was built at the expense of Rs 74.63 crore. The IIT Madras report says 22% of the pillars of the terminal are weak.