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NCSU resents govt apathy

By EMN Updated: Sep 23, 2017 11:56 pm

Dimapur, Sep. 23 (EMN): Nagaland Contractors and Suppliers’ Union (NCSU) has expressed serious concern over the failure of the State government for non-implementation of the order of the Union Ministry of Transport and Highway, Government of India, in cancelling the work order in respect of Maytas- Gayatri, a Hyderabad based Joint Venture (JV) for construction of various roads under SARDP-I in Nagaland, which was allotted to the company on February 4, 2011.
NCSU president, Pele Khezhie, and the general secretary, John Kath, resented that instead of completing the said project, Maytas-Gayatri (JV) had abruptly abandoned the construction work since 2014 thereby affecting the public with immense hardship as the said roads are lifeline of several district headquarters.
NCSU had, on several occasions, submitted representations urging the Ministry of Transport and Highway, Government of India, to call for fresh tender for the construction of 2 lane roads in the State under SARDP Phase-I i.e. (1) Longleng-Changtongya Road, (2) Mon-Tamlu- Merangkong Road, (3) Phek-Pfutsero Road, and (4) Zunheboto-Chakhabama Road.
NCSU stated that it had repeatedly reminded both the Government of India and State government for early restoration of the abandoned works and to change the modalities in awarding contract works by breaking-up into smaller projects in order to enable the local contractors to participate in the competitive bidding.
Stating that the State government had experienced total failure of the so-called multi-crore company Maytas & Gayatri in this project, NCSU said the same fate should not be repeated in the next bidding.
NCSU further urged the State government and the Ministry of Transport and Highway, Government of India, to expedite the process of inviting tender of the said SARDP Phase-I Project and ensure that the local contractors are made eligible to get the contract works under the programme.

By EMN Updated: Sep 23, 2017 11:56:41 pm