By Our Employees Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 16: A plan to improve Imphal-Mao part of Imphal-Dimapur freeway (NH 39) which types a portion of Asian Freeway-I to the extent of a four-lane freeway has been drawn up.
The continuing efforts of four-laning Dimapur-Kohi-ma part of NH 39 could be additional prolonged to Mao-Imphal part. The Minis- strive of Highway Transport and Highways has already began sanctioning vital fund for the freeway growth challenge, sources knowledgeable.
Forward of the event works of Mao-Sena- pati and Senapati-Koubru Leikha sections which are actually on the verge of completion, the Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways sanctioned Rs 37.4 crore in 2014-15 for development of Koubru Lei- kha-Tendongyang part.
Work order for the actual challenge was allotted to M/S Raghava. Subsequently, M/S Raghava began the street development work however after a short time, it saved the identical work on maintain for a chronic interval.
This compelled the Authorities to forfeit the financial institution assure quantity deposited by M/S Raghava. Because the Authorities investigated into the matter to finish the street development work, the paperwork submitted by the agency have been discovered to be cast ones.
Lastly, the matter reached Courtroom and the work order allotted to M/S Raghava was cancelled.
Later, the Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways took up a brand new initia- tive of setting up Mao-Imphal part as a four-lane freeway within the type of a number of packages.
Within the meantime, BIPL constructed Mao-Senapati and Senapati-Tendongyang sections to the extent of two-lane freeway and the identical work is now virtually full.
Because the tender course of has been already accomplished for some packages concerning development of Mao-Imphal part as a four-lane freeway with the Nationwide Freeway Infrastructure Growth Company Restricted (NHIDCL) because the implementing company, the profitable bidders/corporations have began opening camps on the work websites, mentioned the sources.
Despite the fact that the sources didn’t reveal the precise sanctioned quantity for development of Mao-Imphal part as four-lane freeway, it’s being speculated that the ministry might need sanctioned over Rs 400 crore.
An identical initiative for upgrading Imphal-Moreh street which too constitutes a bit of Asian Freeway I to the extent of a four-lane freeway has been already put into movement.
Wangjing-Pallel Lamkhai part has been already expanded to four-lanes with NHIDCL because the implementing company. The freeway growth work is at present occurring alongside Wangjing-Lilong Bridge part.
Earlier, work order for development of the street from Manipur College fundamental gate to Lilong Bridge was allotted to M/S Raghava in 2014-15.
Because the street development work was by no means accomplished, the Authorities forfeited the financial institution assure quantity deposited by M/S Raghava however the paperwork submitted by the agency have been discovered to be fakes.
The matter in the end reached Courtroom and the work order allotted to M/S Raghava was cancelled.
Subsequent upon the cancellation, the actual freeway part has not be constructed/expanded until date.
Nonetheless, PWD has despatched a proposal to assemble MU Gate to Lilong part as a four-lane freeway and the Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways is prone to approve the proposal, the sources added.