PURI: Construction of the Government Medical College and Hospital (MCH) at Gopalpur village near here came to a halt on Tuesday following a dharna by locals over supply of construction materials.
The Rs 200 crore project is being executed by the L&T. The company had engaged Puri Truck Owners’ Association for supply of construction materials.
On Tuesday, the youths of nearby villages, who have been demanding work, sat on a dharna and stopped unloading of materials from trucks.
This led to a confrontation between villagers and truck owners.
Sub-Collector Madhusudan Dash convened a meeting of the villagers, police and association members to resolve the issue. No solution could be worked out and the situation remains tense.
As per schedule, the admission into the medical college and hospital is slated to begin from 2017 session.