RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) while expressing its displeasure over the poor quality of work on the metro bus project has served notices to several contractors besides blocking their payments. An official said that notices have been issued after many bus stations in Islamabad and Rawalpindi started leaking during the recent rains. Several stations were inundated in the recent rains and water started dripping from roofs of the metro stations creating problems for passengers. The poor drainage system also caused accumulation of water on adjoining roads of the metro track. The authority has asked contractors to immediately work out the problems and fix the faults. According to the notice, construction companies were bound to repair any fault that occurs within two years of completion of the project. The source claimed that RDA has stopped payments to several contractors after the loopholes were detected.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2015.
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