New Delhi: In a significant development, the Railways on Friday confirmed the termination of a contract with a Chinese firm for signaling and telecommunication work on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor due to “poor progress”, an official said.
“The termination letter was issued today,” Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL)’s Managing Director Anurag Sachan told Press Trust of India.
The DFGCCIL is the implementing agency for the project.
¨We have terminated the contract of the Chinese firm due to poor progress which led to immense delay in our work. We are yet to receive the NOC from them (world bank), but we have conveyed to them (world bank) that we are terminating the contract and will fund this works on our own,” Sachan said on Friday.
“There is no improvement in progress despite repeated meetings with them at every possible level,” an official said.
The Chinese firm could only manage to finish 20 percent of the work.
The is one of the backlashes that China is facing from India after the Galwan valley clash last month between India and China where 20 Indian soldiers laid down their lives.