Contractor delivers substandard work at Nijgadh airport

Published On: December 29, 2018 08:54 AM NPT By: Upendra Yadav

BARA, Dec 29: AJL Nirman Sewa, the construction company assigned the task of fencing the land allotted for the Second International Airport at Nijgadh of Bara, has been found to be compromising the quality of work.  

According to Om Sharma, director of the airport project office, the company has flouted the construction contract by using low-grade material and building shallow base for the fence pillars. 

“In order to make easy money, the company has used low-grade material to construct weak pillars,” Sharma said. 

The company was given the contract of building fence to protect the land allotted for the planned airport. The airport will be constructed at Tangiya of Nijgadh, using both private and government land. 

The agreement between the government and the company states that 8-feet-tall concrete pillars with concertized base must be raised every 2.5 meters along the whole stretch. 

As per the contract, the company needs to build fence along the 14-kilometer stretch on the southern side of the land, from Pasah River to Baal Ganga River. 

“Initially, AJL had promised to finish the work by May this year, but they asked to extend the project by six months. However, even after extending deadline, the company did not finish the work on time,” said Sharma.
According to Bijay Yadav, engineer at the airport project office the company has completed only 60 percent of work even after extending the deadline. 

Proprietor of AJL Nirman Sewa, Adhirlal Joshi, claimed that the lax attitude of workers has given space for complaints. He further assured that the work would be completed 
within 5 months.

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