TK Engineering clarifies

ITANAGAR, Jul 3: Responding to allegation of slow progress of work and lack of safety measures in construction of the Likabali-Bam stretch of the highway levelled by the West Siang District Congress Committee, TK Engineering Consortium Pvt Ltd on Tuesday clarified that the site where two major accidents occurred recently, leading to the deaths of eight people, does not fall under the firm’s area of operation.
Expressing condolences over the tragic demise of the eight persons, TK Engineering in a press statement urged to the people to verify the facts before making allegations in public.
“The highways are constructed for the betterment of people and we are making every effort to ensure safety of the people. We are always with public and are saddened by the recent incidents at Likabali which should not have taken place. Also, we understand that right now people are suffering. However, we appeal to the public to exercise caution while travelling during monsoon time,” the firm said.
Regarding the allegation of slow progress of work, it cited various reasons for it.
“Issues like delay in utility shifting, forest clearance, and a court case regarding dumping ground have created hurdle in the progress. The land is also being handed to us in piecemeal,” it stated.
It added, however, that it is committed to the complete project.