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IMC commissioner reviews BOT schemes

MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER Vinod Sharma today reviewed Build-Operate-Transfer projects commissioned by the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) in a meeting with senior officials.

india Updated: May 21, 2006 14:25 IST

MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER Vinod Sharma today reviewed Build-Operate-Transfer projects commissioned by the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) in a meeting with senior officials.

During the meeting Sharma was informed that 65 of the 100 modern bus stops to be constructed on a BOT basis work were ready and the remaining would be completed in the next two months.

The construction and greening of central verges on 12 Bond roads, estimated to cost around Rs 2 crore, will also be carried out on a BOT basis and tenders for the project have already been invited, the officials said.

Tenders will also be floated shortly for the construction of 100 fully equipped public conveniences at busy roads on a BOT basis.

Elaborating on the bus stop construction the officials told Sharma that the entire project cost of Rs 1 crore would be borne by the BOT agency M/s Ad King, which would recoup its investment through on-site advertisements.

The agency would forward a fixed percentage of the ad revenue netting the Corporation Rs 2.5 crore over the next 15 years after which bus stop ownership would revert to the civic body.

Each bus stop would boast a public telephone and garbage bins. The expenses incurred in maintaining this facility as well as the cost of lighting and cleaning of bus stops would be borne by M/s Ad King.

Upon querying about the 100-odd community toilets proposed in the FY ’07 budget, the Commissioner was told that the facilities would be constructed on busy roads and at bustling markets and other areas that register high pedestrian volume.

The split-level community toilets would range from 200-500 square feet depending on availability of space. The upper level would host inspectors’ and staff cabins the lower ground floor would house the public facilities.

Each facility would comprise separate ladies’ and gents’ toilets comprising 3-4 urinals, two WCs and a bathroom. A nominal fee would be charged from users by the BOT agency and this would go towards paying the supervisors appointed at each community toilet.

“The operator will be allocated 77 per cent of the total area on the front, sides and top of the toilets as advertising space to allow him to recover his investment”, revealed Mayor-in-Council member in-charge of Public Works Lalit Porwal.