With the Municipal Company lastly getting a constructive response for its tenders, the allotment of street restore and recarpeting works for the present monetary 12 months is predicted to occur inside two weeks. The work might be began in a month’s time.
The MC had in June had floated 13 tenders value ₹40 crore. However, it did not get any bidders. It re-invited the functions by floating the tenders once more in July.
“This time, we’ve got bought constructive response for each tender we floated. These vary from two to 5 bidders per tender. After scrutiny of the bids, we anticipate to allot the work inside two weeks,” stated MC chief engineer Shailender Singh.
Nonetheless, the long-awaited street recarpeting isn’t more likely to begin earlier than mid-September. “Even when the allotment is finished within the subsequent two weeks, we won’t begin the work throughout the wet season. The monsoon is predicted to finish on September 15, and recarpeting will begin thereafter,” stated Singh.
The street recarpeting within the metropolis has been lengthy overdue because the MC was battling paucity of funds. Even after the UT administration sanctioned particular grant for street recarpeting, the work couldn’t be began due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The MC has additionally confronted extreme criticism over the poor high quality of roads. Consequently, it launched the clause of 5-year necessary upkeep. As per the clause, the agency which will get the contract for street recarpeting has to take care of it for 5 years.
“The financial institution assure deposited by the contractor might be forfeited if he/she fails to take care of the street for 5 years,” Singh added.
105 ROADS TO GET ATTENTION
Within the present monetary 12 months, as many as 105 main and minor metropolis roads will get the MC’s consideration. On 61 roads, main recarpeting might be undertaken, whereas 44 roads will endure restore and upkeep. Widening of some present roads may even be carried out.
Roads to be up for recarpeting embody v-6 street of phases 1 and a pair of in Ram Darbar, v-5 street in Sector 56, v-Three street in sectors 55/56, v-Three street in sectors 53/54, v-3, v-4, v-6 roads and parking of sectors 34, 35, 44 and 45; v-3, v-4,v-5, v-6 roads and parking of sectors 37, 38, 39 and 40; v-6 roads of rehabilitation colony, housing board and electrical energy board colony in Sector 52; v-6 roads of housing board colony in Sector 61, v-6 street in Sector 42-B, v-Four and v5 roads of Sector 49.
50% WORKS PENDING FROM LAST YEAR
With the outdated works nonetheless pending, the street recarpeting deliberate by MC is predicted to get delayed. The civic physique is but to finish 50% of its pending street works from the 2019-2020 monetary 12 months. Although it had began the works instantly after the lifting of lockdown restrictions, the identical had been discontinued due to monsoon. “We’ll begin the works for the present monetary 12 months solely after the pending tasks from final 12 months are completed,” stated Singh. Works value ₹25 crore are pending from final 12 months.