As the various memorials,parks and sthals coming up in the city are nearing completion,the state government has begun to appoint private firms for their maintenance and management.
For this purpose,the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has invited offers from reputed firms. With a contract of three years,the selected firm will also have to take steps to promote tourism at these memorials.
Offers have been invited for the management of Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal,Kanshiram Smarak Sthal,Baudha Vihar Shanti Upwan,Kanshiram Park,Bhimrao Ambedkar Vihar,Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Prateek Sthal and Samta Mulak Chowk.
Firms have been asked to submit their bids by July 25. A pre-bid conference will be organised on July 18 to discuss the scope of work and receive suggestions from the firms having expertise in the management of such memorials.
The government has already formed a society for the maintenance of these memorials and parks. The vice-chairman of LDA is its member secretary. According to an official,the society will also appoint local agencies for sanitation and security of the memorials. The firm that the LDA is going to appoint will manage these small agencies, he said.
To be eligible,applicant firms must have at least one official with an MBA,a security superintendent,a sanitation expert,a full-time civil engineer and an electrical engineer.
Within 15 days after its selection,the firm will have to prepare a roadmap for security arrangements for these memorials,cleanliness of the premises and day-to-day maintenance of other utility areas.
The firm will have to prepare a separate plan for visits by VIPs.
It will also have to draft a plan regarding coordination with district administration and local police for maintaining law and order in and around the memorials.
A separate plan will be made for the management and upkeep of library,residential,dinning and meditation facilities being developed at Baudha Vihar Shanti Upwan in Alambagh.