After 15 years Thiruvananthapuram Corp to re-tender housing project
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After 15 years Thiruvananthapuram Corp to re-tender housing project

Although the civic authority takes pleasure in putting housing ideas into action, it was forced to withdraw the contract for the Poonkulam housing project 15 years after the scheme's inception. The local authority has chosen to re-tender the project after terminating Nirmithi Kendra's contract at its own risk and expense. The corporation made the decision to onboard College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram to conduct a stability audit on the Poonkulam construction project that had not moved forward since 2010.

The corporation gave Nirmithi Kendra the order to finish the remaining works in 2018. The civic body's engineering division has since revealed that the agency was to blame for the project's stalling. In 2008, the civic organisation paid INR 2.96 crore to sign an agreement with authorised organisation Nirmithi Kendra. The project comprised basic community facilities as well as 120 dwellings spread across six blocks. The corporation made an advance payment of INR 39.32 lakh in 2009. The third floor lintel in the first block's construction was finished, and the plinth beam in the second block's construction.

If construction needs to be continued after almost ten years, the engineering wing had stated that the stability of the structures completed would need to be validated. The project was originally expected to cost INR 2 crore, but by 2014, the price had been increased to INR 9 crore. The corporation has decided to impose the cost necessary for stability certification from the organisation responsible with the construction in 2008 because the cost will continue to climb.

One of the 23 colonies listed under Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) was Poonkulam. The project supplied housing, roads, water supply, street lighting, solid waste management, and anganwadis as part of its integrated provision of basic services and amenities. With a 12% beneficiary contribution, about INR 120,000 was given for the building of homes with two rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom, with a plinth area ranging from 30 to 60 sq mtr. Four phases of project implementation were envisaged, costing a total of INR 208 crore.

According to the plan, 23 colonies with brand-new flats were to be built throughout various wards, but by 2015, when the time expired, less than half of the aim had been reached, and the remaining colonies will have to be abandoned.

Although the civic authority takes pleasure in putting housing ideas into action, it was forced to withdraw the contract for the Poonkulam housing project 15 years after the scheme's inception. The local authority has chosen to re-tender the project after terminating Nirmithi Kendra's contract at its own risk and expense. The corporation made the decision to onboard College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram to conduct a stability audit on the Poonkulam construction project that had not moved forward since 2010. The corporation gave Nirmithi Kendra the order to finish the remaining works in 2018. The civic body's engineering division has since revealed that the agency was to blame for the project's stalling. In 2008, the civic organisation paid INR 2.96 crore to sign an agreement with authorised organisation Nirmithi Kendra. The project comprised basic community facilities as well as 120 dwellings spread across six blocks. The corporation made an advance payment of INR 39.32 lakh in 2009. The third floor lintel in the first block's construction was finished, and the plinth beam in the second block's construction. If construction needs to be continued after almost ten years, the engineering wing had stated that the stability of the structures completed would need to be validated. The project was originally expected to cost INR 2 crore, but by 2014, the price had been increased to INR 9 crore. The corporation has decided to impose the cost necessary for stability certification from the organisation responsible with the construction in 2008 because the cost will continue to climb. One of the 23 colonies listed under Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) was Poonkulam. The project supplied housing, roads, water supply, street lighting, solid waste management, and anganwadis as part of its integrated provision of basic services and amenities. With a 12% beneficiary contribution, about INR 120,000 was given for the building of homes with two rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom, with a plinth area ranging from 30 to 60 sq mtr. Four phases of project implementation were envisaged, costing a total of INR 208 crore. According to the plan, 23 colonies with brand-new flats were to be built throughout various wards, but by 2015, when the time expired, less than half of the aim had been reached, and the remaining colonies will have to be abandoned.

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