Sit-in by unpaid Haryana expressway sub-contractors

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 17:50 hrs

Gurgaon, Feb 14 (IANS) Sub-contractors, land owners and employees of the upcoming Kundli-Palwal-Manesar (KMP) Expressway in Haryana Thursday staged a sit-in over unpaid dues near the main contractor's site office here on Delhi-Jaipur National Highway.

They were demanding early payment of dues by main contractor DSC Limited whose office is based at Mokalwas on National Highway 8, some 60 km from Delhi.

The sub-contractors on agitation included Dharma Construction's Dharamvir Yadav, Sunderji Construction's Sunder Singh, Shri Ram Crane Services's Satish Kumar and Atul Tractors' Hemraj.

Dharma Construction's Dharamvir Yadav alleged that he had done earth work and his more than Rs.1 crore payment was pending with the company.

A cheque for Rs.15 lakh was issued Dec 14, 2012, but its payment was stopped. A fresh cheque issued Feb 5 bounced when presented in bank, he alleged.

Sunil Nayak, spokesperson of DSC, told IANS: "We will certainly make payments of all the sub-contractors, but a few days back they took our trucks with drivers and materials forcibly into their custody."

We have already made some payment, he said.

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