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MESBAI threatens to stop construction at Defence Min over non-payment of dues

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (MESBAI) has threatened to stall the construction work at the reportedly over non-payment of dues worth Rs 1,600 crore.

The MESBAI looks after the basic constructional requirements of all the three wings of along with taking care of their maintenance and renovation.

"The construction, maintenance and renovation work at various defence buildings will be stopped due to

non-clearance of dues worth Rs 1,600 crore. Also, lakhs of construction workers will become unemployed if the contractors are not paid their dues," MESBAI said at a press conference.

There was no immediate reaction from the ministry on the matter.

"Since last year, MESBAI has been facing a lot of problems due to non-clearance of dues. The issue of

non-payment has been raised with the Engineer-in-Chief, MoS Defence, and the PMO. However, the government has not given us any relief till date," Mahana alleged.

The Association added that if the funds were not released until October 28 and the contractors' payments were not made, its members would go on strike from October 29.

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First Published: Wed, October 24 2018. 18:05 IST