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Sunday, 13 December 2020

Funds delayed, Faridabad projects come to halt

Bijendra Ahlawat
Tribune News Service
Faridabad, December 12

The alleged delay in the receipt of funds, including the external development charges (EDC) to the tune of about Rs 30 crore, has led to the stalling some projects carried out by the HSVP here, it is revealed. One of these projects is the construction of an indoor stadium here which stands to miss the deadline of December.

HANGING FIRE

  • An indoor stadium
  • Master road and storm water drainage network in the Greater Faridabad area
  • STP (sewage treatment plant) in Sector 77

  • Girls nursing college in Dayalpur village

  • Half a dozen internal roads in Sector 77 and 78 in Greater Faridabad

"Delay in the release of funds required to clear the dues for the work already completed has resulted in stalling of the work by contractors," say sources in the department. Claiming while work to the tune of Rs 19 crore has been completed for the upcoming indoor stadium in Sector 31 here, an official on condition of anonymity said the department was able to clear the payment of Rs 12 crore only, while an amount of Rs 6.5 crore was awaiting to be cleared for over past six months.

The project costing Rs 24 crore is set to miss the deadline of December 31 as the construction work has come to a halt for the past over a month. It is revealed that the deadline can be revised by another five to six months even if the work resumes soon, as 20 per cent of the work is still lying unfinished. The work on this project was launched in January 2019.

Another important project that is delayed on this account is the construction of the master road and storm water drainage network in the Greater Faridabad area. Only 78 per cent of the 172 crore project launched in 2013 has been completed and is set to miss the deadline of December 31, according to officials.

Admitting to delay in some works, owing to funds, Rajiv Sharma, Executive Engineer, HSVP, said the matter had been taken up with the higher authorities.



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