Monday, August 8, 2022

VCs ask govt to ‘blacklist irresponsible contractors’

Expressing dismay over the delay of PMGSY road construction from Ngam Village-Nzaunaa (35 kms) under Tening sub-division, the Nzauna and Lalong village councils have asked the state government to “blacklist the irresponsible contractors” at the earliest and allot work to responsible contractor(s) who could complete the work on time. In a press release, NVC chairman Masang Newme and LVC chairman Namhei Kuame stated that the work was allotted to two contractors—M/S Akhrieu and Co and M/S Regency Construction—in March 2012 to be completed within 18 months.
However, they said that even after 10 years, 70% of the physical works were “still lying undone” despite repeated appeals to the government and contractors.
They said the with the onset of monsoon road was now “unusable” completely cutting off Nzauna and Lalong villages from the sub-divisional headquarters “The apathy of the contractors in spite of the assurance of free materials which are locally available show total irresponsibility of contractors”, they stated.
They also claimed that the state government showed no authority to the “errant contractors even after signing of undertaking to complete the work within stipulated time.”

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