Irrigation Contractors Told to Expedite Works

Published: 28th January 2016 04:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th January 2016 04:47 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: All contracting agencies of the ongoing irrigation projects have agreed to sign agreements as per GO No.146 within a week  for speeding up the works.

Principal secretary (irrigation) SK Joshi conducted a detailed review here on Wednesday with contracting agencies, chief engineers and executive engineers on signing of agreement by the existing contractors as per the GO No.146 issued in October, 2015. The GO is intended to continue the existing contracting agencies for the ongoing projects to complete 111 packages of 25 major and medium ongoing irrigation projects.

Though, the GO was issued four months back, a majority of contracting agencies did not sign the agreements. Out of 111 packages, agreements were signed only for 20 pc packages. This caused the restarting of the works on the ongoing irrigation projects.

Thus, the principal secretary had a detailed review with regard to packages in Warangal, Karimnagar and Adilabad.

“The contractors have agreed to sign agreements as per GO 146 within seven to ten days. The works will commence soon on these, so as to provide irrigation water to the proposed ayacut,” sources in the irrigation department told Express.

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