Delay in bridge construction: People angry
Biratnagar, Jan. 22: A complaint has been lodged with the District Administration Office, Morang, demanding action against the construction company for delaying the construction of the Geuria River Bridge at Kanepokhari-2 (connecting Darbesa and Keraun) in Morang.
The agreement was reached in November, 2071 BS to complete the construction of Geuria river bridge in two years. The bridge has not been completed yet. The construction company has stopped work without any reason as 70 percent of the work has been completed so far.
Rajendra Kumar Mandal and Arjun Acharya of Kanepokhari have filed a petition demanding action against the construction company. “Despite the agreement to complete the bridge within two years, the bridge has not been completed after seven years. Due to the lack of a bridge, there is a problem for the general public in the area, “said a petition filed at the district administration office. Such vehicles have been overturning and accidents have been going on in the area for a long time. The whole reason is that there is no bridge. ”
Stating that the construction company should take responsibility for the damage caused by not constructing the bridge by signing an agreement to build the bridge, the petitioner board stressed on taking action against those who are negligent in the construction of the bridge. “We have requested the district administration office to conduct necessary investigation and take action against the culprits and take initiative for the construction of the bridge as soon as possible,” he said.
Assistant Chief District Officer of the District Administration Office, Mahesh Raj Timsina, said that he would call Sarajuddin Ansari, the director of the construction company and demand an answer. “We have discussed the matter at the district administration office,” said Assistant Principal Timsina. Timsina said that the construction company would be instructed immediately to facilitate the movement of the public in the absence of construction of the bridge.
The contract for the construction of the bridge was jointly awarded by Future and Sarauddin Construction Services of Bhutaha Sunsari. According to the Road Division Office, Biratnagar under the Federal Road Supervision and Monitoring Office, Itahari, Rs.
According to the Road Division Office, Sarajuddin Ansari, the director of the construction company, was repeatedly fired. “It’s hard to believe that people have been lying after ten, after Tihar, after Chhath, after a week, rather than working before Dashain,” said Sudarshan Karki, chief engineer of the Road Division Office, Biratnagar. “We have just called the office today and warned of action,” he said. “The construction company has said it will work from next Sunday, Monday.”
Meanwhile, Ansari, director of the construction company, said that he has already spent Rs. 25 million for the construction of the bridge. He clarified that the construction of the bridge was delayed due to excessive water during the construction of the base. However, he said that he would complete the work. He said, “I will start work in a few days. I am sick now.” Recently, the construction company involved in the development work has received the payment of the first phase and the problem of delaying and delaying the work is widespread in Morang.
Chief District Officer Kashiraj Dahal has been assuring the people that he will take action against such construction companies and complete the construction work.