Explanation sought from CDA Director Roads

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Non-clearance of 9th Avenue debris
Staff Reporter

The Capital Development Authority, while taking notice of non-clearance of debris of collapsed retaining wall at 9th Avenue, has issued explanation notice to Director Roads (south) for showing laxity and negligence in the matter.
The retaining wall has collapsed at 9th Avenue due to heavy rain on August 10, which partially blocked the Avenue. The officer concerned neither cleared the Avenue nor made any effort to rectify the wall. Furthermore, no report in this regard could also be generated. The issue was highlighted by different sections of media.
Taking serious notice in the matter, Director Roads (South) has been called to explain that why the Avenue was not cleared in time and why no effort was made for rectification and why so far no report in the subject matter was generated. The officer has been directed to submit his written reply within three days, failing which action will be taken ex-parte.
In the meanwhile, CDA management has issued instructions for immediately initiating repair work on the retaining wall. Directions have also been issued for prompt clearance of partially blocked 9th Avenue. Acting upon the directions, work on clearance of the road has been started while repair work on the wall will be also completed at the earliest.