Tenders are invited by KRDCL for the controversial elevated project without Cabinet approval. State Government is being accused of disregarding the opinion of public.
Protests on – Tenders are invited :
There is a great amount of protest for the elevated corridor project. A lot of citizen activists have red-flagged the Rs.2600 crore elevated corridor project.
The State Government has repeated its commitment to the plan. The KRDCL has invited tenders for a key section of the 22 km North-South corridor.
This connects Hebbal flyover and Central Silk board junction thru Mekhri circle, JC Nagar, Shanthinagar and Bannerghatta road junction.
KRDCL Tenders invitation :
KRDCL has divided the project into 3 packages on 2, 3, 4 and 6 lanes. The package will be Shanthinagar to Central Silk Board, JC Nagar to Shanthinagar, Baptist Hospital to JC Nagar.
Elevated corridor project – Tenders :
The total length of the project is 96 km. the tenders have been invited for 22.22 km. for 3 packages. This consists of 6.15 km. 8.75 km and 7.22 kms. The bid is for 3 years project and the contractor must maintain infrastructure for 10 years.
The tender will be opened on May 6. The other bids will be called in the coming months. The project axes or trans-locates 3700 trees.
North South stretch on 22.1 km. to cost Rs.5060 crores – Tenders
The corridor project has given environmental clearance. Hours after getting the clearance the KRDCL invited tenders for the first phase.
The 22.12 km North – South corridor is between Baptist Hospital on Bellari road and silk board junction. The estimated cost of the project is Rs.5060.71 crore.
The total project comprises 102 km. seven corridors. It will be built at an estimated cost of over Rs.25000 crore.
Calling of Tenders – public ire :
In a recent cabinet meeting, the cabinet authorized the Chief Minister to take the final call on the project. The project got approved by Kumarawamy. The public works department will be executing the project.
The public is of the view that the government is in a sense of urgency before the model code of conduct comes into force before the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Activists have criticized the Coalition government’s decision to go ahead with the elevated corridor project without public consultation.