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BMC Issues Fresh Tenders Worth INR 1,362 Cr For Road Concretising

The BMC cancelled the contract for delaying the start of the work.

BMC Issues Fresh Tenders Worth INR 1,362 Cr For Road Concretising
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A month after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a termination letter to the contractor who was earlier awarded the work, the civic authorities invited fresh tenders worth INR 1,362 crores for concretising the roads in the city.

The BMC cancelled the contract for delaying the start of the work. In January, the civic body awarded work orders worth INR 5,800 crore to five mega contractors for concretising a total of 397 km of roads in Mumbai.

Out of the total roads that were to be concretised, the earlier contractor was supposed to carry works on a 214 km stretch of roads in the island city that would cover eight municipal wards.

The BMC has kept its deadline for receiving applications open till December 27. Considering the normal practices, it may take BMC at least two-three weeks to issue the work order and the actual work could only start by February 2024.

In May, the BMC had also imposed a penalty of INR 10 crore on this contractor for delaying the start of works.

Even when the work orders for carrying out these works were issued in January, the actual works did not start till the start of monsoon this year, since civil works are not carried out during the rains.

Later in November, former corporator from Colaba, Makarand Narwekar issued a complaint against the contractor and following which the authorities terminated the contract.

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