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Fencing wall of Imphal Capitol Project collapses
Correspondent IMPHAL, JUN 8:
Published on 8 Jun. 2011 10:12 PM IST
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Barely a day after the central team comprising officials of DoNER and MHA inspected and expressed satisfaction with the progress made in various Central sponsored projects in Manipur, the fencing and drainage of the Imphal Capitol Project collapsed on Wednesday.
Cracks were also found at the RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) wall of the Imphal Capitol Project on the southwest corner today morning.
A portion of around 10 feet had also been pushed downward.
Apart from this, around 20 feet stretch of the RCC wall of the drainage on the southern side of the complex had also collapsed this morning.
Many who witnessed the incident wondered on the quality of the wall and drainage which were completed recently.
Interestingly, the ongoing construction of Imphal Capital Project was among other Central sponsored projects which an official team led by DoNER secretary Jayanti Chandra also include officials of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
DoNER Secretary, after inspecting several projects taken up under NLCPR and Special Plan Assistance (SPA) before leaving for New Delhi stated many projects have been making remarkable progress under the SPF Government.
The team members include PK Patnaik, joint secretary, Dr Udal Sanker, director, PR Mishra, director, Dr MC Mehenathan, director of MHA (NE charge), Vandita Kaur, director (PF-1) of finance ministry and SN Bromho Chaudury, advisor of Planning Commission has left yesterday after two days of inspection to various project sites including the Imphal Capitol Project.
The ground works of Imphal Capitol Project with an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore started from 2004. Its completion target was April, 2011. However, due to disturbances from underground elements allegedly on extortion demand, the construction works of High Court building and Assembly building, components of the Capitol Project remains with little progress.
As per the government physical progress report, so far 80% (structural works) and 20% (service and finishing) and financial utilization progress at 86.82 crore out of total projected project cost of Rs 175 crore.

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