The construction works of 2-lane Dhansiri Bridge between Shozukhu and Zukihe has been held up because of the obstruction caused by 11 KV power lines passing right above the bridge. M/s Pabscon, the contractor, demanded that the high tension power line be relocated elsewhere and ceased work after a female laborer was critically electrocuted in the early part of March this year. Feeling the need for early and timely completion, chairman of Khaghaboto Kukami Kuqhakulu (KKK), Jacob Zhimomi approached the electrical department for relocation of the power lines, to which the department responded that the department of PWD (Road & Bridges) should deposit earnest money to power department for relocation of the power lines. However, till now PWD (Road and Bridges) or M/s Pabscon Co. has not taken any initiative to work out a solution and allow resumption of work at the site, stated KKK.
KKK further believed that both PWD (R&B) and M/s Pabscon Co. are keeping silent and anticipating the other would come to the rescue, because of which the project is being delayed, KKK added. Stating the people of Khaghaboto area are getting infuriated over the delay of the project, Jacob urged both PWD (R&B) and M/s Pabscon Co. to work in tandem and arrive at a decision over the issue of relocating the power lines and resume the works at the earliest. KKK said, time and again, the construction work of the bridge had been stopped owing to various reasons and feared if the work does not recommence before rainy season, the people of Khaghaboto area would suffer for another. He further stated that KKK would approach the higher ups and question the credibility of the parties concerned and even press the department to stop making payments.