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Can Naidu Black-List Rayapati Company?

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday threatened to blacklist the contractors who fail to adhere to promised timelines and quality of work with regard to Amaravati capital construction.

Naidu, who reviewed the progress of various works for Project Amaravati at his residence, expressed unhappiness over slow pace of ongoing works of the Interim Government Complex and SEED Access roads. He emphasized on the requirement to ensure that time lines were strictly adhered to, without compromising on quality.

According to an official statement, the chief minister instructed that any contractor who fails to adhere to promised timelines and quality be viewed seriously and blacklisted from undertaking further works for the state. Any decisions required to ensure the tight deadlines must be facilitated, he said.

However, one wonders whether the same instructions would apply for Transstroy Constructions, promoted by TDP MP Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, which has been entrusted with the task of completion of Polavaram irrigation project. There are allegations that the company had done very little work despite being paid thousands of crores in the last four years. Even Naidu expressed his dissatisfaction over the progress of Polavaram works.

Now, the question is whether Naidu would take action against Transstroy and blacklist the company, if it failed to complete the works before the deadline.

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