Residents decry substandard material in blacktopping

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POONCH: Scores of residents Wednesday staged a protest against General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) against use of substandard material in blacktopping of Bhimber Gali – Mendhar Road in Poonch district.

The residents gathered at Kota Mendhar today and said that the 41 GREF is using substandard material in the black topping of 18 kilometer long road. The protesters raised slogans against the concerned Officiating Commander (OC).

Meanwhile, the concerned in charge Tehsildar rushed to the spot and assured protesters that he would approach higher authorities in this regard. The Tehsildar reportedly acknowledged that the substandard material is being used in the black topping of the road.

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