Sunday 19 May 2019
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Theog-Rohru Road: Himachal may cancel contract with Chinese firm

The state government reviewed the progress of the Rs 228-crore Thoeg-Jubbal-Hatkoti road project under the World Bank being executed by Logijian Road and Construction Company as it has failed to show any tangible results despite being given an extension.

The decision to rescind the contract has been put on hold. The matter was discussed at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Sudripta Roy. The country head of the Chinese firm is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow to meet senior functionaries of the state government.

The possibility of the cancellation of the contract for the construction of the Theog-Jubbal-Hatkoti road is high as the company has only completed 2 per cent of the work, which has come to a complete halt for the past 15 days. The work had been awarded through global tenders for the construction of the 81-km Thoeg-Jubbal-Hatkoti road and the Mehatpur-Amb-Una road. With the pace of work on the Una road being better and almost nearing completion, the contract for only the Theog-Jubbal road is likely to be cancelled.


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