Minister for Roads & Buildings Mr. Abdul Majid Wani today said that the government would go tough against the contractors who disregard the laid down conditions for the works allotted to them.
Speaking at a meeting, while reviewing the financial and physical status of on-going projects being executed under PMGSY and R&B sector in Erstwhile Doda District here today, he ordered to blacklist all those contractors who have failed to meet the prescribed norms and the set deadlines.
The meeting was informed that the works allotted to 30 contactors in Erstwhile Doda District have been terminated after the later were found lacking in meeting the set conditions.
Legislator, Mr. Mohammad Sharief Niaz was also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, the Minister had a firsthand scheme wise appraisal of the projects. He stressed on the need for time-bound completion of on-going projects for the benefit of the people. He directed the concerned to prepare Detailed Project Reports (DPR) keeping in view the feasibility and cost effectiveness of the identified projects.
Wani directed the concerned to visit the project sites, accelerate the pace of works and achieve the set targets. He said that there would be no compromise on quality of work, adding that erring officials would be dealt severely. He also directed to black-list the contractors who are not performing as per norms prescribed in the work order.
The Minister directed for regular review and inspection of the ongoing projects to ensure sustained pace and early removal of bottlenecks, if any, hampering the construction of projects.
Giving brief account of activities under PMGSY, the Chief Engineer, PMGSY informed that out of 237 schemes amounting to Rs. 1100 crore taken up in erstwhile Doda district, 20 have been completed so far. As many as 45 road projects of 315 kilometres, involving Rs. 200 crore, have been taken up to provide road connectivity to 112 habitations of Bhaderwah Constituency, of which 4 projects of 70 kms have been completed providing road connectivity to 50 habitations by utilizing Rs. 34 crore, the meeting was informed.
The meeting was further informed that work orders of construction of road, buildings and bridges of 30 defaulter contractors in the area have been terminated on the instructions of Minister, adding that works have been put to fresh tenders at the risk and cost of original contractors.
Chief Engineer, R&B informed that the works amounting to over Rs. 201 crore on 14 projects are underway under CRF, of which JKPCC has been entrusted work on 3 roads and one bridge.
Among others, Chief Engineer, R&B, Chief Engineer, PMGSY and Managing Director, JKPCC and other senior engineers of the line department attended the meeting.