The work for Tapi riverfront development will be taken up very soon by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) on public-private partnership mode. The civic tender scrutiny committee has already selected an agency from the tenders it had received. The committee will send its proposal to the standing committee for its approval, a senior civic official said Wednesday.
Even after spending crores of rupees to develop Tapi riverfront, SMC failed to woo public in large numbers to the riverfront as it lacked recreational facilities and poor upkeep, the official added.
For proper maintenance and to set up recreational facilities for the common public on the riverfront, the SMC had floated tenders. The civic tender scrutiny committee had received many tenders among which the tender of one Parchhai Exhibitors meets all its specifications. Now, the tender scrutiny committee will send its proposal to the standing committee for its approval.