Check contractors

Kashmir Times. Dated: 11/8/2019 11:53:38 AM

Dear Editor,
Delay in public-utility government-projects involving civil-work like of fly-overs, bridges, buildings etc is mainly due to a modus-operandie between contractors and authorities in various government-departments. Contractors get delayed projects by bribing other concerned departments to delay supplies of construction-material to be supplied by public-authorities or shifting of system-lines like of sewage, water or electricity. Even courts are approached to give authenticity for such dramatic delays. Contractors then claim damages instead of being penalised. They get government-officers of their choice to arbitrate on exaggerated claims by colliding with such arbitrators.
Union and state governments should look into such malpractices involving concerned ones of all ranks, and should take remedial measure to prevent such corrupt practices. Fact remains that contractors may be at big loss if they are to finish contacted work at actual tender-rates.
—Madhu Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk



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