MMRDA: Multiple delays later, BMC hands over work on Mithi River bridge to MMRDA

Confronted with delay in culmination of work on an extension on the Mithi waterway, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has chosen to hand the task over to the Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority (MMRDA).

The urban body will pay Rs 51.81 crore to MMRDA to finish the reproduction of the extension, work on which has been forthcoming throughout the previous four years. The BMC has said that the work will be given over to MMRDA as the authority has a group of specialized specialists for doing “such dangerous undertakings”.

On Wednesday, the Standing Committee of the BMC, in a gathering, gotten the proposition free from paying Rs 51.81 crore to MMRDA as the project worker named by the BMC has neglected to finish the reproduction of the essential extension at CST Road, Kurla, which interfaces BKC and Kalina to Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR), an authority said.

As per the proposition, in January 2017, the BMC had granted a Rs 59-crore agreement to Valecha Engineering Limited to finish the reproduction and broadening of the 750-meter-long extension over Mithi River. In any case, the preparation could begin just in November 2018.

The work should be finished by May 2019 however the worker for hire neglected to do it on schedule. The postponement in connect remaking has prompted projects like enlarging of SCLR, which is being executed by the MMRDA. Following this, the BMC has chosen to give up the leftover work of the scaffold additionally to MMRDA, the authority added.

As per the proposition, the worker for hire prior allocated to the undertaking has finished work worth Rs 13.64 crore on the extension.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pioneer Prabhakar Shinde has requested subtleties of the punishment forced on workers for hire for deferring the work. “Even following four years, the work on the extension stays deficient. BMC organization should mention to us what move has been made against the project worker,” he added.

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