Contractors lock office of executive engineer in Thoubal

Sub-contractor Laikhuram Robi said that the action has been taken as the contract payment for the ongoing work of Jal Jeevan Mission has been kept on hold by executive engineer (in-charge) of PHED Thoubal.


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Contractors and sub-contractors under PHED Thoubal division on Monday locked the office of its executive engineer and barred entry in the office.

Speaking to the media, sub-contractor Laikhuram Robi said that the action has been taken as the contract payment for the ongoing work of Jal Jeevan Mission has been kept on hold by executive engineer (in-charge) of PHED Thoubal division, Kabrambam Somorjit since March 26. The agitation will continue and the office will be locked until the payment is released, he added.

 

He said that if the concerned top officials of PHED do not bring a solution on the issue by April 7, there will be an intense agitation in the coming days. He further appealed to the state chief minister and PHED minister to look into the matter so that the contract payment is released at the earliest. 

 
 
First Published:April 5, 2021, 10:02 p.m.

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