BMC, Mumbai -
In the western suburbs, the plaster will be filled in the joint of cement and concrete on the old roads, for which provision of Rs 3.5 crore has been made, but this work will be done without the BMC. 77 roads have been identified in the western suburbs. The proposal for this work was presented in the standing committee in January this year, but the Standing Committee has rejected the proposal for the remaining work on the roads was deferred for six months. But once again showing generosity towards the contractors, the administration has shown interest in applying this proposal and approving it.
Chief Engineer Sanjay Darade said that BMC started work of cement concrete in 1989-90. For the last 20 years, the BMC has worked on many small roads. Many of these roads were such that they are 40-45 years old, but now it was necessary to fill the joints in view of the problems faced by passers-by the pit lying in the streets and the crushed leaf block. In the rain, the condition of the roads becomes even more dampened, which also leads to the traffic jam. Therefore, it has been decided to fill the joints.
Contractor quotes 22 percent lower
A budget of Rs 3.77 crores has been prepared for filling the pairs of identified 77 roads. In comparison, Shah and Parekh Contractors have tried to get the contract by putting a 22% lower bid. The task of filling the joints is like plundering the name of the filling of roads, if the BMC has done this work itself, it will save millions of rupees. But despite the proposal rejected by the corporators, the administration has made its new bets by presenting it again to help the contractor.