BENI, Sept 13: The main contractor of the Beni-Darbang road construction has resumed the construction works after a hiatus of five months. The Assistant Contractor had left the construction of the strategically important road section in the lurch five months ago.
Now the main contractor has taken the responsibility to complete the up-gradation of road connecting Managala, Malika and Dhaulagiri rural municipalities with district headquarters Beni.
Datyaram Thapa, Assistant contractor and a representative of the road project of which contract was awarded to Samanantar-Lama JV, had abandoned the construction site some six months ago.
Mahendra Shah, engineer of the Samanantar Construction Company, shared that they have resumed works with a plan to complete road construction as soon as possible. “As many as 40 labourers, six excavators, four tippers, one tractor and one loader have been mobilized in the construction works since last August 17”, he shared.
The construction works have been expedited to meet a target of blacktopping the 12.5-km long road within mid-May 2022. The contractor is planning to increase human resource and equipment to meet the target.
The contract amounting to Rs 450 million was signed on September 20, 2017 with a deadline of January 18, 2020. So far, the construction has witnessed 60 percent physical progress, according to the Infrastructure Development Office.