Nepal | July 05, 2020

Road construction snail-paced

Himalayan News Service
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Gaighat, May 16

Upgradation work on the Gaighat Bazaar-Iland road section in Udayapur has failed to pick pace due to negligence on the part of the contractor. The road section is being upgraded to a four-lane road.

Surya Construction Pvt Ltd was entrusted with the upgradation work. However, it has not completed the task even after extending the project deadline twice.

Irate locals have obstructed vehicular movement on the road section time and again, but the construction company hasn’t shown any seriousness about completing the work on time.

Meanwhile, the local administration has warned the company with stern action if it fails to expedite work.

So far, the company has only been able to open the track for 940 metres of the four lane road. The  contractor has dumped sand and gravel on the road haphazardly creating difficulty for commuters. The third deadline of the project expired on May 8. Chief of Gaighat-Diktel road section Pashupati Gyawali said the construction company had been instructed to expedite upgradation work and complete it by mid-July.

Locals in the bazaar area have been facing lots of problems due to dust and pollution caused by inordinate delay in blacktopping the road.

Principal at Bal Mandir Secondary School said they had been facing problems walking along the bumpy and dust-filled road.

A version of this article appears in print on May 17, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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