BMC fines contractor Rs 29 lakh for delay

BMC has fined a contractor Rs 29 lakh and threatened de-registration after a huge delay in setting up two pumping stations.

Written by Express News Service | Published: May 18, 2013 2:20 am

BMC has fined a contractor Rs 29 lakh and threatened de-registration after a huge delay in setting up two pumping stations.

Unity M&P WPK consortium was awarded the contract for LoveGrove and Cleaveland pumping stations in Worli in November 2011.

However,the contractor has so far completed only 35 per cent of LoveGrove and nearly 10 per cent of Cleaveland,well short of the target of 70 per cent. BMC said both pumping stations are to be completed by October this year. “The contractor was served a showcause notice three months ago for unsatisfactory work. We have fined the agency,” said Laxman Vhatkar,director,engineering services & projects.

BMC will also recover Rs 10,000 daily from the contractor till the target is achieved.

Meanwhile,standing committee chairman Rahul Shewale said,“We want the contractor blacklisted. The contractor has dumped sand from the pumping stations at the Worli outfall near Koliwada,which might cause flooding. We will lodge a police complaint if the sand is not removed in the next 15 days.”

The pumping stations are part of the ambitious BRIMSTOWAD project under which eight such are to be built in the city. Meanwhile,standing committee chairman Rahul Shewale said,“We want the contractor blacklisted. The contractor has dumped sand from the pumping stations at the Worli outfall near Koliwada,which might cause flooding. We will lodge a police complaint if the sand is not removed in the next 15 days.”

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