BISWANATH CHARIALI: The contract for the construction of the NH-15 as a four-lane road from Jamugurihat in Sonitpur to Biswanath-Gohpur was awarded to TK Engineering few years back. The construction company subsequently engaged some local youths or firms for supply of materials or small constructions.
Those local people on Monday locked the entrance of TK Engineering's plant at Nasbar in protest against non-payment of their dues. In addition, all the deprived small contractors expressed their anguish and said that they would not allow TK Engineering to carry out any further work without payment of their dues amounting to Rs 33 crore. All the local contractors, who have already sunk into debt, protested by shouting slogans against the construction company, TK Engineering, at Nachbar on Monday. The contractors also urged the Chief Minister to pay heed to their pathetic condition and also to initiate action against the road construction company.