Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

Gojal Bridge Scandal: Contractor not to be paid, says AC Hunza

Tehsildar Gojal Alam Khan briefing the Assistant Commissioner near the site of the collapsed bridge

Tehsildar Gojal Alam Khan briefing the Assistant Commissioner near the site of the collapsed bridge
Tehsildar Gojal Alam Khan briefing the Assistant Commissioner of Hunza near the site of the collapsed bridge. Photon: HN

Our Correspondent

Gulmit, February 15: The Assistant Commissioner of Hunza has said that the contractor responsible for construction of a wooden bridge between Shishkat and Gulmit will not be paid, because “he had not worked according to the plan”. He made the statement today while visiting the site of the collapsed bridge along with relevant officials.

PWD official present at the occasion said that the region is not suitable for construction of another bridge.

Gojal Bridge

The bridge had been inaugurated on 31st December 2013 and it tilted dangerously six days after its inauguration. The bridge completely collapsed yesterday, leaving the two villages disconnected.

There are reports that the contractor had claimed up to 1.5 million rupees for construction of the bridge. However, this could not be verified from official sources.

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