Within the backdrop of the Central authorities’s curbs on bidders of nations that share a land border with India, on the grounds of nationwide safety, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) might need to scrap and re-invite tenders for building of two 10-km underground sewer water tunnels (SWT) between Borivli and Goregaon.
BMC had in February 2020 shortlisted Chinese language firms with their three way partnership companions that additionally included Indian companies. The Union Ministry of House Affairs (MHA) had granted a inexperienced nod to BMC to go forward with appointment of a Chinese language contractor for building of the 2 tunnels.
Nonetheless, the civic physique stated appointment was not completed, and, within the gentle of latest tips from the Central authorities, it might re-float tenders.
India and China have been locked in a months-long border stand-off, which resulted in a lethal conflict final month that left 20 Indian troopers useless.
The Authorities of India through the Union Finance Ministry on July 23 amended the Common Monetary Guidelines (GFR) 2017 to allow imposition of restrictions on bidders from nations, which share a land border with India on the grounds of defence of India, or issues instantly or not directly associated, together with nationwide safety.
The nations sharing land borders can solely bid, in case of particular permission from the Central authorities.
The civic physique claimed it would float contemporary tenders following all tips of the Central authorities.
Moreover, BMC can even make adjustments to the tender course of for the Goregaon-Mulund Hyperlink Street (GMLR) undertaking, which at present permits any agency to take part in tenders.
P Velrasu, further municipal commissioner, stated, “We had shortlisted a Chinese language firm, however the appointment wanted an approval of the BMC’s standing committee. Within the meantime, the lockdown was imposed resulting from Covid-19, and we couldn’t go additional with the approval. Nonetheless, with the contemporary tips issued by the Centre, we might need to scrap the continued tender course of and re-float contemporary tenders.”
Each the sewer water tunnels proposed by BMC are to be related to Malad waste water therapy facility (WWTF), and are a part of BMC’s Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Mission. BMC had in March 2019 floated bids to nominate contractors for building of sewer water tunnels in two phases.
The primary tunnel is proposed to be constructed between Borivli and Malad WWTF, whereas the second is deliberate between Goregaon and Malad WWTF. Each the tunnels are proposed to be constructed on the linking highway.
The undertaking is aimed toward bettering the standard and reliability of wastewater assortment, therapy and promotion of its utilization by bulk customers and residents.