Kalika Construction completes Inaruwa Bus Park 7 months before deadline
January 13, 2019 05:00 AM NPT
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav (left, with scarf) and Minister for Urban Development Mohammad Ishtiaq Rai (Right, with scarf) inspecting the Inaruwa Bus Park on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Kalika Construction Pvt Ltd has completed construction works at the bus terminal in Inaruwa Municipality seven months before the set deadline.
The company completed its works at the bus terminal (bus park) under a project worth Rs 1.02 billion, at a time when most of the development projects are constantly delayed and have caused problems to the government due to both time and cost overruns.
The bus park project included a two-storied terminal building, waiting station, vehicle maintenance house, restaurant building, several short roads, and solar lights, among others.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population Upendra Yadav inaugurated the bus park on Wednesday.
Ujjwal Prasai, chief of the federal government's project implementation unit based in Morang under the Ministry of Urban Development, announced completion of the project and handed it over to the mayor of Inaruwa Municipality, Rajan Mehta.
Prasai also informed that the contractor was felicitated for completing works before deadline.
The Ministry of Urban Development has also recognized the contractor for completing its tasks. The project's set deadline was August this year.
Unlike most public infrastructure of the country, the bus park is disabled-friendly.
However, despite being lauded for its notable work in the project, the company is not free from controversies and corruption charges.
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a charge-sheet against the founder of the company Bikram Pandey, who is also a former lawmaker, at the Special Court for corruption due to the company's substandard works in the Sikta Irrigation Project.