26 August, Dhangarhi. On 7 February 2075, the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli laid the muse stone of Bogatan-Sahajpur highway at Vipinagar, Doti.
Even although the contract to finish the blacktop inside 30 months was carried out at the moment, even after 33 months, the native persons are compelled to stroll on the soiled and muddy roads.
A contract settlement was signed with PLR-Kumar JV to finish the 50 km lengthy highway connecting Doti’s Bogatan and Kailali’s Sahajpur inside 30 months. If the work isn’t accomplished in 30 months, the highway stays the identical even after the extension interval of 6 months is approaching.
The then Prime Minister reached Vipinagar by helicopter and gave just one speech. We have just one duty to bear mud throughout wet season and dirt in dry season,” mentioned Gangaram Rizal of Sahajpur in Chure Gaonpalika-3 of Kailali.
In locations the place there isn’t any gravel highway on the time of taring, it turns into tough to maneuver round on account of landslides. Bikrant Deuba of Gadsera, Jorayal Village Palika-5 of Doti mentioned that the work couldn’t be carried out as a result of negligence of the undertaking workplace and building businessmen.
“It is not possible to travel on a motorcycle,” he mentioned. “Who will see our problem?” Due to non-availability of labor, the deadline was prolonged to 30 months. There is speak of connecting once more.
On the opposite hand, the Sahajpur-Bogtan Road undertaking workplace mentioned that the work obtained delayed because the order to chop the timber was given solely after 27 months of the signing of the contract.
Office head Ujjwal Shrestha knowledgeable that 42 % bodily progress has been made to this point. “We couldn’t do a lot work for 27 months on account of blockage within the forest space and on account of unfavorable climate. Now that each one the hurdles are cleared, the work can be accomplished by February subsequent yr.
Request for extension for another yr
The contractor firm was given six months final July after failing to finish the 30-month interval. But building businessmen have once more demanded an extension of 1 yr. According to the Road Planning Office, the development seller claimed that the work couldn’t be accomplished within the second extension and demanded an extension.
“Construction professionals have applied for a one-year extension,” mentioned Shrestha, head of the undertaking workplace. Maybe added.
The undertaking workplace, which has blacktopped 3 km of the Vipinagar part to this point, has set a goal of blacktopping 30 km by mid-July. The remaining part might be accomplished by the top of BS 2079, Shrestha mentioned.