Margao civic body issued Rs 17.28 lakh worth tenders in first 6 months



The Margao Municipal Council (MMC) has issued tenders for
as many as 41 works that mostly include repairs and construction of
drains and gutters with RCC slabs and cleaning of wells entailing funds of
Rs 17,28,393 in the first six months of the year 2019. The works also
include repairs of Sulabh Shouchalaya complex at Monte Hill. However,
there were no tenders floated in the month of April and May.

Out of the 41 works, MMC has made payments towards
nine works which were completed in January. However, the process to pay 26
contractors, whose bills were forwarded for payments after executing the
works, is underway. This was revealed during a reply by MMC to
the House when the Curtorim legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco sought to
know as to how many works the MMC has tendered in each of the years since

Interestingly, two works though tendered, have not
been executed which includes the re-construction of the existing drains along a
bar-cum-restaurant at Fatorda and another at Gogol, opposite to
Cooperation Bank.

MMC sources said that the engineers
and administration section officials wanted to verify the works
before clearing the bills due to which the bills are not cleared. MMC has
floated five tenders – four in ward 6 for around 20 wells and one
in ward number 7 to clean two public wells in the month
of June at a cost of Rs 2,06,818. The bills of cleaning
of public wells are however not cleared, according to the
information submitted during the monsoon session of the assembly, which
concluded recently. Rs 40,000 were spent in cleaning of the public
wells from the same ward number 6 in the year 2017. The
information revealed that the civic body has spent Rs 40,000 in
each ward of MMC’s 25 wards in the year 2017 indicating that there are
nearly 100-plus public wells within the jurisdiction of the civic

Source:: The Navhind Times

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