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BMC general council clears BOT schemes

india Updated: Dec 27, 2006 01:50 IST

BHOPAL MUNICIPAL Corporation (BMC) General Council at its meeting on Tuesday passed several proposals including construction of parking and neighbourhood projects at Jumerati and old vegetable market, Moti Masjid under the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) scheme worth Rs 37 lakh and Rs 43 lakh respectively.

The meeting, held at the Acharya Narendra Library, also decided to install a statue of Sant Hirdaram at Sant Hirdaram Nagar in memory of the seer who passed away recently.

Apart from this, the general council conditionally approved the proposal of cancelling the 20-year lease of M/s Balaji Traders to produce energy from waste. The company had been granted 9.71-acre land at Bhanpur trenching ground some years ago at annual lease rent of Re 1 per square meter for a period of 20 years.

However, the company’s non-performance for a long time prompted BMC to cancel the lease on the condition that the company’s earnest money of approximately Rs 5 lakh be forfeited and necessary action be initiated against the defaulter company. Speaker Ramdayal Prajapati also instructed that legal options be taken in order to initiate action against the firm and forfeit the earnest money deposited by it.

The unfinished agenda of the general council meeting that was adjourned indefinitely on October 18, 2006 was also taken up along with the fresh agenda for this meeting. Among eight proposals of the adjourned meeting, to renting out space to traders at Fish Market, Itwara on monthly tehbazaari was approved.

Among the important fresh proposals passed, the project to develop neighbourhood centre and parking at the Old Power House in Jumerati was given to M/s RK Constructions who quoted the highest rate of Rs 37.03 lakh for the work.

Under the proposal, the centre and parking will be developed over 930 square metres of Government land. Besides, 18 shops will be constructed on the ground floor over an area of 210 square metres while the remaining space will be used for developing parking that can accommodate 117 two-wheelers and 11 four-wheelers.

Similarly, an neighbourhood centre and parking will be developed over an area of 1,030 square meter at Old Vegetable Market, Moti Masjid. Twenty shops will be constructed on the ground floor over 303 square metre of area while the remaining space will be utilised for developing parking wherein 88 two-wheelers and 6 four-wheelers could be parked.

The work has been entrusted to M/s Super Builders, Bhopal who quoted the highest rate of Rs 43.43 lakh.

Proposal to auction 23 old vehicles owned by the Corporation was also approved with directives from BMC speaker Ramdayal Prajapti to Mayor Sunil Sood and the leader of opposition Ashok Pandey to constitute a committee of four corporators for the purpose.

The meeting approved grant of Rs 15,000 to Shri Ramanand Music School, Gufa Mandir for organising cultural activities and purchasing musical instruments. The meeting approved an expenditure of Rs 9.87 lakh incurred in the organisation of Mayor Trophy sporting events during the year.

The meeting ended with a two-minute silence observed to pay homage to the departed souls of Sant Hirdaram, Corporator Mukesh Rai’s father, Corporator Vandana Jachak’s father, Alderman Gangaram Ghosre’s father, former Corporator Rammohan Sahu’s father and former MLA Ramesh Sharma’s brother late Durga Sharma.