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Delwar Kabir, Jhenidah
A building of Baliadanga High School under Jhenidah Sadar upazila was constructed without rod. The contractor said that it was dome in his absence.
Protesting the evil work, the locals stopped the construction work of building on Monday.
Locals said, Ispul Construction Company of Magura through the tender process bagged the work for the construction of two-storied building for an amount of Taka around one crore. A local construction company Sabbir Enterprises managed the work from the company against higher amount of money and started construction.
Headmaster of Baliadanga High School Aliardi Biswas said that the company men had completed the casting of the lintel on the second story without using any rod. As a result the two-storied building might collapsed any time. The construction work was scheduled to be completed by last of the year.
President of the school’s managing committee Biplob Hossain said that they have informed the matter to the authorities concerned.
Sabbir Enterprises contractor Masudur Rahman, however, denied the allegation.
Sub assistant engineer of the department of education engineering (EED) Humayun Kabir said that the casting was done during his absence at the site. He had served show cause notice on the contractor stopping the construction work.
When contacted, upazila nirbahi officer of Jhenidah Sadar Shammi Islam said that she was informed the matter through her face-book account. Action will be taken in this regard if the allegation is true.
Islam Uddin, a local resident, and some other people of the area said that finding no other alternative, the locals have stopped the construction work considering the threat of lives. They demand stern action against those who are involved in the work.