Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Work on Kalibari Kathua Halti Road

Minister of State for Planning, Dr Manohar Lal Sharma today informed the Legislative Assembly that the contract for widening and strengthening of Kalibari-Kathua-Halti road has been approved under ADB funded multi-sector project for infrastructure rehabilitation.

Replying to the Calling Attention Notice of Charanjit Singh, the Minister said that contract was awarded to Khajuria Construction, Sham Lal Gupta, Peerbaba Associate (JV) on April 9, 2008 and work was started on May 7, 2008.

"The work had to be completed within a period of 24 months but due to hindrances in land acquisition, shifting of utilities, forest clearance, cutting of trees and partly due to poor performance of the contractor, it got delayed", he said, adding "the work is likely to be completed in the month of June this year".

Against the revised cost of Rs 31.24 crore, an expenditure of Rs 19.91 crore has been incurred till ending February, 2012, the Minister added.

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