KMC favours select contractors, claims Sena (UBT)

  • | Wednesday | 20th September, 2023

Kolhapur: Shiv Sena (UBT) leaders in Kolhapur on Monday alleged that the civic body is awarding contracts for road building work to just a few firms linked to top civic officials. The Sena (UBT) leaders met civic administrator K Manjulekshmi and told her about the poor condition of roads in the city and how Kolhapur is getting a bad name due to this. The leaders claimed the quality of newly-built roads deteriorates quickly. When the works are taken up again, contractors having ties with officials are roped in once again. Sena district president Sanjay Powar said, All the KMC has to do is issue tenders and assign the work to contractors. We believe only a few contractors get the works. Since 2022-23, the KMC has issued work orders for 115 road building works, out of which 65 were assigned to three contractors. Not just that, these contractors are infamous for the poor quality of their work. We also published the following articles recentlyPending arrears: Contractors to stop Kochi corporations work from tomorrowContractors working for the Kochi corporation in India have decided to go on an indefinite strike starting Monday, as the local body owes them around Rs 100 crore ($13.5 million) in unpaid bills. The contractors have been on strike since August 17 but had continued working. However, now they have decided to halt all types of works until their dues are cleared. The corporation claims to have taken measures to clear a portion of the bills, but the contractors demand payment for at least a years worth of work.Tunnnel to link freeway and Coastal Road gets a push with nod for contractorLarson & Toubro Ltd has been chosen by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to construct an underground tunnel connecting the Eastern Freeways Orange Gate and the Coastal Road at Marine Drive.

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