The Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) while expressing strong resentment about the progress of work in the construction works on old Dhansiri bridge, has demanded immediate resumption of works and completion of the bridge before Christmas season.
In a press release issued to the media on Wednesday, NCD president, T Bangerloba, and vice president, K Ghokheto Chophy, also demanded that befitting penalty be given to the concerned parties involved in the construction if they failed to complete the bridge.
According to NCD, it was ‘clearly mentioned’ in the contract agreement that all works project must be completed within 24 months from the date of issue of the order otherwise penalty be charged as per rules of the contract agreement.
As per the work order vide Approval No.CE/R&B/CORR/UD 2008-09/08 dated February 16, 2010, NCD said an amount of Rs 9,25,8100 was granted for the construction of RCCT-Beam bridge over the Dhansiri river to a firm.
However, the council expressed surprise that after dismantling the old Dhansiri bridge, the construction works, which was supposed to be started immediately, has come a standstill.
NCD claimed that all legal tangles and pending issues of handing over the construction works to the urban development by the PWD(R&B) division have been completed and obtaining a no objection certificate with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has now been cleared.
With the Nagarjan bridge almost on the verge of collapse and also the old flyover near Hotel Sente in a precarious stage, NCD demanded an immediate resumption of the halted works.