Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Repair of Dilai gate-Hotel Tragopan road at standstill

Staff Reporter

PWD (NH) said the road from Dilai gate to Hotel Tragopan, Golaghat Road (6.880 km) point had not repaired as the contractor allotted the work had been terminated by the department following violation of contract agreement by the contractor.
As Nagaland Post had recently highlighted the deplorable condition of the stretch, PWD (NH) sub-divisional officer (SDO) disclosed to this reporter that the contract was awarded to M/s Kampung Kamyer, but the contract work was terminated after being served a show-cause notice in July this year. He said the contractor was blacklisted and would not be able to get any contract from the PWD or any other State government departments.
The SDO said construction of road from Dilai gate to Indisen gate was completed, but after the termination of the contract, the work now remained abandoned. Asked whether the department would carry out minor repair works on the roads, he replied that after the termination of the previous contractor as per Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) norms, PWD (NH) had already published a tender notice for construction of the whole stretch (Dilai gate to Hotel Tragopan), adding that no repair work could be carried out unless instructed by the ministry.
He affirmed that work would commence as soon as possible once the contract was signed between the ministry and the contractor, assuring that he would personally oversee the work carried out by the successful bidder.