The state quarries strike has impacted development and construction activities since May 1 . The quarries have also stopped transporting their current materials, as well as mining and processing them .
Vadodara, Vadodara: If the blacktrap quarries strike again, the rough ride on many city roads could continue for residents in the coming days.The reason for this outbreak isn't civic authority inefficiency, but rather, the state's quarries' strike, which has impacted development and construction activities since May 1.The quarries have also stopped transporting their current materials, as well as mining and processing them.Following the strike, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) was compelled to rationalize the use of grit.Rajesh Chauhan, an executive engineer for the VMC's roads, said that the VMC's hot mix plants, as well as contractors, have a limited amount of grit at present.According to Chauhan, the VMC as well as the contractors have been punished for their work.The VMCs hot mix plant is now only providing material for unavoidable tasks.According to an official, the civic body maintains stocks that last about a month. Mayank Patel, president of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (CREDAI), said that the strike had stifled development activity.For slabs, columns, beams, and foundations, builders generally need concrete mix.Patel said that work other than these items is underway right now to make sure that the process does not come to a halt.Amit Suthar, the Secretary of Gujarat Blackstone Quarry Industries Association (GBQIA), said that transporting quarry stone and grit was a costly endeavor. Since no quarry in the state is operating, it becomes costly to import goods from other states, lowering wages, he said.Suthar said that the state unit of CREDAI and contractor associations understood their demands and has appealed to the state government.