December 27, 2017
TAMENGLONG | Dec 26 : A contractor engaging on temporary restoration of Tamenglong-Khongsang road was found putting black topping over the dust.
The shocking very poor quality work was found when Zeliangrong Union Tamenglong zone and District Concerned Development Association (DCDA) Tamenglong along with media persons jointly inspected the road condition today morning. It was led by chairman of Zeliangrong Union, SP Athui.
The inspection team told the workers to stop working after finding the low quality black topping in the heart of the town.
Athui told media persons that the black topping works will be stopped from today until the authority concerned and civil voluntary organisations of Tamenglong discuss the matter. He said that the season is right time to work but the contractor of Morung and Sons Pvt Co Ltd are delaying in restoring the road. He also strongly refuted the contractor for putting black topping over the dust.
‘Tamenglong roads have been very bad and many precious lives have been lost and the contractor needs to speed up the black topping’, said Athui.
While appealing the authority concerned to immediately visit the work site and meet the CVOs, Athui said that neither officials from National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) nor contractor or any work in-charge was found today during the inspection.
It was also found that black topping of some portions of the road at Sangrungpang village was done by the same contractor, however it is yet to be inspected.
It may mentioned that during the interaction with the Zeliangrong frontal organisation at Sangrungpang village in the beginning of this year, contractor, K Milan of Morung and Sons Pvt Co Ltd had assured to complete the construction of temporary restoration work to complete by February 15, 2018. The temporary restoration works of the 40 km stretch of Tamenglong to Khongsang have been executed by the company under the supervision of NHIDCL from beginning of this year.
Source: Imphal Free Press