Acute cash flow shortage faced by the contractors has delayed completion of four-laning of Dimapur-Kohima National Highway in Nagaland.
Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi has revealed this on Sunday.
He said Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari informed him that the delay in completion of the highway was because of acute cash flow shortage faced by the contractors.
Two construction companies, M/s Ramky-ECi (JV) and M/s Gayatri Project Ltd., are engaged in construction of the road.
Citing a letter from the Union minister, Yepthomi said National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL) has already taken various steps to mitigate the cash flow problems being faced by the contractors.
The letter said the contractors have also assured that two-lane road up to dense bituminous macadam level will be constructed by February and four-lane road by April.
It said the contractors have already been asked to rectify defects in the bituminous macadam level layer immediately.
The MP said Gadkari informed that the project was being monitored at the level of managing director, NHIDCL, with review meetings being held every fortnight.
Nagaland governor R.N. Ravi is also reviewing the project on a monthly basis, he added.