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Mechanised Sweeping: Despite expiry of contract, company to continue work

Sandeep Rana

Press Reporter News Companies

Chandigarh, October 12

Regardless of its five-year mechanised road-sweeping contract expiring subsequent month, Lion Companies Restricted will proceed to work, courtesy officers of the Municipal Company.

On Might 31, the MC Home had authorised that sanitation contract for southern sectors given to Lion Companies shouldn’t be renewed and contemporary tenders must be floated to get a greater deal for the civic physique. Nevertheless, the company did not float the tenders. Now, the tenders couldn’t be floated anytime quickly because the election mannequin code of conduct for the MC polls will come into pressure early November.

Civic physique to incur big loss

The property, three Dulevo 5000 highway sweeping machines, together with different fittings, would have turn into the property of the company after the expiry of the contract. Nevertheless, it is going to be pointless delayed. The delay within the re-tendering course of will trigger an enormous monetary loss to the civic physique. The wilful delay within the re-tendering course of could quantity to giving undue favour to any individual or agency by inflicting loss to the MC. Shakti Prakash Devshali, BJP Councillor

The company pays about Rs5 crore monthly for the machined sweeping of roads within the southern sectors.

The BJP councillor, Shakti Prakash Devshali, has sought a probe from the MC Commissioner into the “deliberate delay within the means of re-tendering for GIS-based mechanical and guide sweeping of chosen roads.” Lions Companies Ltd has a separate guide contract (for another sectors) which is able to expire in January.

Devshali added, “Other than this, the accountability of the officers involved must be mounted and acceptable motion taken within the curiosity of the company.”

When contacted, Commissioner Anindita Mitra stated, “I can not say why the tender couldn’t be floated in June as I used to be not (posted) right here that point. Now, we’re revising the tender doc and can be floating it as quickly as attainable.”

Supply stated it’s about three-month tendering course of and the current firm is predicted to get extension until the time, the brand new one is employed. It means the tender can be floated after the elections i.e. in January.

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