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TASKMASTER: Collector Ashish Vachhani inspecting work on a tank near Manapparai on Wednesday.
TASKMASTER: Collector Ashish Vachhani inspecting work on a tank near Manapparai on Wednesday.

Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: Collector Ashish Vachhani has imposed a penalty of Rs.2,500 a day on a contractor for failing to complete works sanctioned under Anaithu Grama Anna Marumalarchi Thittam at Settiapatti village.

The Collector ordered the penalty after inspecting the execution of the works taken up under the scheme at Settiapatti, Podangupatti, Pannapatti and Vengaikurichi villages in Manapparai union on Wednesday.

Penalised earlier too

The contractor had already been penalised Rs. 500 a day for failing to complete four works within the deadline of September 20. Mr.Vachhani increased the penalty as the work was not completed yet.

He directed the contractor to complete the works before October 15, failing which stern action would be initiated. Earlier, Mr.Vachhani accompanied by Project Officer of District Rural Development Agency P. Anandaraj inspected the establishment of an oorani (tank) at Podangupatti and works at neighbouring villages at a cost of Rs.80 lakh.

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