BMC, Mumbai -
A company which has bagged contracts for many developmental works in the city has received a setback as the BMC withdrew a proposal of work after BJP group leader pointed civic administration’s mistake in awarding the work to the black listed company.
Deo Engineering Company has bagged many contracts to carry out developmental works in the city. The company had bagged the work of Petika nullah in Eastern Suburbs in partnership with one R.E. Infra company in the year 2011. Thereafter, the R.E. Infra company was black listed by the BMC.
The tender of Deo Engineering Company for various civil works in Kurla, Tilak Nagar, Govandi, Deonar, Chembur, Mankhurd, etc., was found liable for awarding the contract worth Rs 8 crore. The company had mentioned in its tender that it had carried out various development works related to nullah cleaning in partnership with R.E. Infra company.
The BMC cannot award the contract to a company that has worked with the black listed company. The past experience of working with black listed R.E. Infra came in the way of Dev Engineering Company when BJP group leader Manoj Kotak asked the civic administration how it planned to award the contract to the company that worked with a black listed company in the past. Kotak demanded that the proposed award of contract to Dev Engineering Company should be cancelled as the BMC had cancelled contracts awarded to the companies black listed after the road repair scam surfaced.
BMC additional commissioner I.A. Kundan sought a permission from the standing committee to withdraw the proposal of work contract to the concerned company. The committee accepted Kundan’s demand after which the proposal was withdrawn.
Meanwhile, this has given the BJP a chance to claim that the party is working as the security guard of Mumbaikars’ interests.