DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 2: In a major relief to commuters on the Dimapur-Kohima route, the contractors of the 4-lane road project have assured to complete black topping on the 2-lane road of the Dimapur-Kohima route by December 15.
The contractors – M/s Ramky – ECI (JV) and M/s Gayatri Projects Ltd – gave the assurance to Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. They also assured to complete the 4-lane road project by March 31, 2021.
Informing this, MP Lok Sabha, Tokheho Yepthomi said as on November 4, Package I by M/s Ramky – ECI (JV) has completed 70.76%, Package II by M/s Ramky – ECI (JV) has completed 79.64% and Package III by M/s Gayatri Projects Ltd has completed 66.11% of the Dimapur-Kohima 4-lane road project.
Tokheho informed that taking serious view of the delay in completion of the project, the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) has imposed a non-refundable penalty of Rs 1 crore each on the 3 Packages being executed by the contractors.
Notice for imposition of further penalty has also been given to the contractors, if they fail to achieve the stipulated targets, he informed.
The MP informed that the MD, NHIDCL, has had a meeting with top management of both M/s Ramky-ECI (JV) and Gayatri Projects Limited where they were explicitly told that if they are not able to meet the targets as stipulated by NHIDCL, proceedings for termination of contract would be initiated.
“The Hon’ble Minister has always been very considering and prompt to the problems faced by our State. The seriousness to bring development to Nagaland by the Government of India has been in all sincerity with the completion of various road projects on time,” Tokheho said while appealing to citizens of the State to extend all support and cooperation in all areas of human and infrastructural development for the State to progress in tandem with the rest of the country.
(Page News Service)