The master plan of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to concretise major roads in the city and then lay asphalt on them is under preparation. This will involve road tendering contracts worth Rs 7,000 crore over the next four years. The size of each road contract is likely to be raised to Rs 300 crore from Rs 165 crore so far.
To take up such big-ticket road projects, the BMC to ensure big infrastructure companies evince interest. For this, the BMC may tweak tender norms by not only doubling the ticket size of contracts but also loading the costs by including annual maintenance works.
The BMC will also ensure that continuous and big stretches of roads are allotted to a single contractor than the works being disbursed across wards.