BMC to increase consultation cost by Rs 11 cr for Coastal Road project
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BMC to increase consultation cost by Rs 11 cr for Coastal Road project

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to increase the consultation cost in the Coastal Road project by Rs 11 crore.

On Monday, the bid will be presented before the Standing Committee. Last week, the BJP corporators had opposed a similar plan and alleged corruption in the consultation fees.

As per the proposal, in 2017, the BMC had selected AECOM Asia limited company as general consultant for Project 1,2 and 4. The corporation had chosen to provide Rs.34.92 crore as consultation fees. Yet, now the firm has asked for an additional Rs 11 crore. Thus, the total consultation fee will go up to Rs.45.95 crore from Rs 34.92 crore.

As per the plan, the company did not complete its work of preparation and floating of tenders within the requisite time frame and took 12 additional months to complete the tendering process. BMC had charged Rs. 41,975 penalty on the said firm for the setbacks. But now, BMC will have to give Rs 11crore. Despite that, the BMC has additionally decided to extend the contract by two years.

On January 23, 2017, M/s AECOM Asia Company limited was selected as a general consultant for the Mumbai Coastal Road project. The firm is to help in the development work of the Princess Street flyover to the Bandra Worli Sea Link project. The BMC had signed a 68-month time frame and Rs. 34.92 crore in fees were approved as consultation fees. Three firms have already begun their work. 40% of work has been achieved as of now.

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Also read: Mumbai coastal road project: BMC completes 1 km boring

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to increase the consultation cost in the Coastal Road project by Rs 11 crore. On Monday, the bid will be presented before the Standing Committee. Last week, the BJP corporators had opposed a similar plan and alleged corruption in the consultation fees. As per the proposal, in 2017, the BMC had selected AECOM Asia limited company as general consultant for Project 1,2 and 4. The corporation had chosen to provide Rs.34.92 crore as consultation fees. Yet, now the firm has asked for an additional Rs 11 crore. Thus, the total consultation fee will go up to Rs.45.95 crore from Rs 34.92 crore. As per the plan, the company did not complete its work of preparation and floating of tenders within the requisite time frame and took 12 additional months to complete the tendering process. BMC had charged Rs. 41,975 penalty on the said firm for the setbacks. But now, BMC will have to give Rs 11crore. Despite that, the BMC has additionally decided to extend the contract by two years. On January 23, 2017, M/s AECOM Asia Company limited was selected as a general consultant for the Mumbai Coastal Road project. The firm is to help in the development work of the Princess Street flyover to the Bandra Worli Sea Link project. The BMC had signed a 68-month time frame and Rs. 34.92 crore in fees were approved as consultation fees. Three firms have already begun their work. 40% of work has been achieved as of now. Image Source Also read: Mumbai coastal road project: BMC completes 1 km boring

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