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RHB cancels tenders for housing projects on cost factor

January 2013

Many allottees of the Rajasthan Housing Board (RHB) schemes across the state will now have to wait for a longer period to own their dream houses as the board had decided to cancel tenders for several housing projects.

The decision was taken after receiving higher tender prices by the contractors as it would have increased the estimated construction cost per housing unit. Commissioner of the housing board, Neeraj K Pawan, said that the Board will cancel the tenders which are above the rates as they will increase the construction cost.

However efforts will be made that no housing scheme is delayed and counter offer will be made to the contractor. Official sources claimed that this year RHB has received 30 per cent above the BSR rates.

In the recent past RHB had accepted 5 to 10 per cent above rates and this gave confidence to contactors. The RHB allottees are already paying more as the BSR rates are higher as compared to Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) and Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC).