Civil Dept of Vidya to be part of the second tier quality control mechanism of LSGD
The Project Management Unit (PMU RKI LSGD) which was constituted for effective management of projects assigned to LSGD as a part of Rebuild Kerala Initiative has set up a three tier quality check mechanism in works related to rebuilding of severely damaged roads. The second tier is a third party quality check by a panel of expert faculties from engineering colleges. Through a Govt Order issued recently, the Govt of Kerala gave sanction to the Civil Dept of Vidya to serve as the second tier in the quality control mechanism.
News in The Hindu dated 25 November 2020
Engg faculty to monitor quality of road works
12 engineering colleges have been selected based on their competency and capability
Faculty members of 12 engineering colleges have received the government nod to carry out quality checks of the roads to be repaired by the Department of Local Self Government under the Rebuild Kerala initiative. They will be the second in the three-tier quality control mechanism to be implemented in the renovation of the severely damaged roads assigned to the department as part of the initiative. A project management unit was set up for effective management of the projects. The second tier is a third party quality check by a panel of expert faculties from engineering colleges. This tier is a consultancy job for the colleges including periodic inspection, collection and testing of samples in their laboratories, according to a government order.
The faculty members belong to Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur; TKM Engineering College, Kollam; St. Thomas College of Engineering and Technology, Chengannur; Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science, Ernakulam; Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally; Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Ernakulam; SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulam; Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kalady; Saintgits College of Engineering, Kottayam; Sree Narayana Gokulam College of Engineering, Kolencherry; St. Joseph’s College of Engineering and Technology, Pala; and Vidya Academy of Science and Technology, Thrissur.
The Project Director had selected the colleges on the basis of the department’s experience in working with the institutions. The competency and capability during the data collection works was also taken into account before short-listing the engineering colleges.