LAHORE Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency (Tepa) has finally accomplished surfacing work on the massively dilapidated portion of Canal Bank Road from Thokar Niaz Baig to PU New Campus in four days but without levelling the road, TheNation has learnt here. Both sides of the said portion of the Canal Bank Road were in decaying condition from a couple of years and was causing immense nuisance for the commuters and also damaging their vehicles. Traffic jams were also become a routine matter at about three-kilometre long portion of the road, linking dozens of newly constructed housing schemes, Raiwind Road and Multan Road. However, officials of Road Department of City District Government were of the view that the government gave them the target of three days only for the completion of project and in such time, the authorities concerned made extraordinary efforts day and night for launching the project on urgent basis and completing it within the stipulated period. The CDG authorities not only completed the paperwork of the project but also arranged finance of over Rs 40 million for the purpose on urgent basis. The administration had also decided to commence work as soon as possible and assigned the project to Tepa, which initiated patchwork on the road immediately under the supervision of the Tepa Director Israr Saeed instead of inviting bids from the private contractors for the surfacing of road. Although, the Tepa officials showed efficiency for the accomplishment of the project and completed surfacing work in four days but the Tepa experts perhaps forgot to level road before commencing surfacing work and laid the layer of asphalt and other material on an uneven and full of small excavates portion of the road, which might cause deterioration of road again due to ill-planning of the authorities concerned. However, when tried to contact Tepa Director Israr Saeed, he was not available for his version. A district officer of Road Department on condition of anonymity said that he was not a competent authority to comment on the issue because the surfacing work was assigned to Tepa instead of assigning it to the Road Department of CDG despite the fact that the said portion of the road fall in the jurisdiction of the District Officer-I of the Road Department. He said that the City administration in fact commenced the project in haste due to very short time, given for the accomplishment of the project and that is why Tepa could not level the road before commencing the surfacing work.