Ghatshila, Nov 25: Infrastructure works under Subernarekha Multipurpose Project have proved to be a white elephants hinting at red tapism and corruption.
The latest instance of this trend is the watchtower built on Galudih Barrage/Dam, which has only remained an object of beauty since its construction without being made operational.
To monitor both sides of Galudih Barrage Dam, a watch tower was constructed in the year 2016, whose construction value was Rs.1 crore 20 lakhs. Since its construction, this tower has not been commissioned till date.
While water resources department SDO Hamira Soren refused to speak to media.
At the same time, when this reporter got information that the main stabilizer of the control room of the barrage is also breakdown for last many months, then he went to the control room to know the reality, when the employee present at the control room was asked about the stabilizer and asked to show it, he refused to say anything about it and also not ready to show it. He told that only after the departmental order he will tell him anything.
It is worth mentioning here that the shed which was installed above the watch tower has also been mostly broken.And the ladder leading upto it is kept closed with thorny bushes.
Local Peoples demanded to stop the rampant loot going on in this department from decades.