Locals stop works at TBL sports complex


IMPHAL, December 26: The All Wangjing Development Organisation has today ceased all construction work at the Wangjing Kodompokpi Sports Complex in Thoubal district and plans to carry it on until the concerned authorities assured maintenance of proper quality.

The step was taken up after it was found that the contractors had failed to maintain quality and use suitable materials for the construction work.

Parts of the eastern and western spectators’ gallery of the under construction sports complex swayed when kicked but parts of the concrete fell apart on being slightly hit by a hammer.

A team of the organisations today called a press conference after an inspection of the under-construction complex.

MYDO Club, Wangjing SK Leikai general secretary L Inaocha said the eastern and western galleries of the only sports complex in Thoubal district has turned out to be regrettable.

He said that the galleries have the capacity of atleast 30 thousand people each.

However, the ingredients including the iron rods used in the construction of such big galleries have turned out to be below standard, he said.

He continued that the stairs of the main galleries which are construction under contractor Suresh Jain, proprietor of SK Construction have already developed cracks.

While, 18/20 mm iron rods should be used for the casting of the gallery, it was found that only single 10 mm iron rods have been used in the construction, he complained.

The gaps between two rods were also found to be 8 inches, he continued.

All such irregularities had made the galleries weak to the extent that it swayed just on climbing the stairs, he said before adding that when kicked a little harder, the concrete fall apart.

The complex has been constructed on the land donated by people in consideration of the necessity of the local players, he observed.

All hopes attached with the construction of the complex have been broken by the condition of the two galleries, he opined.

He further alleged poor quality control in the construction of the boys and girls hostels inside the complex.

The bricks used in the construction of the hostel and the galleries are 3rd quality bricks, he said.

He further appealed to all concerned to look into the issue and start construction by dismantling the galleries with proper quality maintenance.


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