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Contractor leaves construction work of Udayapur bridge in the middle

An under-construction bridge over the Pharset River in Triyuga Municipality, Udayapur, on Thursday, July 14, 2016. The bridge has been left in a lurch due to negligence of the contractor company. Photo: THT

Gaighat, July 15, 2016: The construction works of a bridge over the Pharset River at Triyuga Municipality has stopped supposedly due to negligence on the part of contractors in Udayapur.

The work, which began three years ago with three crore and 81 lakh rupees’ budget, stopped after contractors completed around 80 per cent of the work.

Bishnu Bahadur Basnet, A local social worker, said the construction work was delayed due to negligence on the part of the contractors. The construction work was supposed to be completed within two years.

Basnet said that even the Road Division Office, Lahan has yet to take action against BP JB Bahadur Thing Construction, the contracting company.

“There is no concerned body to take action against the contractors,” he added.

Basnet informed that the bridge would have been completed on the due date if the Road Division Office had taken action against the company.

Meanwhile, the Road Division Office said that it had extended the due date three times. A source at the office further informed that the company has yet to begin work after the hiatus.

Road Division Office Chief Anutha Lal Patel said that his office would blacklist the company if they did not start the work soon. “We won’t extend the time again,” he informed.