Haryana plans new law against those who misuse water, damage roads

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Beware! If you throw/release water from your home or shop onto the roads it will invite punishment (3-month imprisonment) following a proposal of the Haryana government.

Also, the government will impose a penalty of Rs 10,000 on defaulters. A legislation would also be introduced in this regard, said Haryana PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh.

Villagers damage roads by releasing water from their homes apart from the sweet shops in towns. Under the proposal, those who throw water on roads will also be liable to be punished.

It is for the first time that the government will use green technology for construction of roads.

The new technology being used to lay a 5-km road from Hansi to Sultanpur and also for roads in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rewari and Karnal.

A quality monitoring cell has been formed to man projects worth more than Rs 3 crore. “Also, a campaign has been launched to make the roads pothole-free. A WhatsApp number will be issued so that complaints regarding damaged roads could be registered,” he added.

During 2016-17, roads measuring 5,605 km would be fortified at Rs 1,818 crore. The Union railway ministry was urged to do away with unmanned railway crossings in Haryana.

Replying to another question regarding felling of several trees during the Jat agitation, Rao Narbir, who is also forest minister, said FIRs were registered in this regard. “No particular individual was identified, but action they would be brought to book soon.”