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Ghaziabad agencies resume development works as assembly election process ends

Ghaziabad agencies will start development works such as road and sewage repair as the model code of conduct ended on March 11

noida Updated: Mar 15, 2017 23:25 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
GDA,Ghaziabad,Ghaziabad municipal corporation
Works such as road repair and maintenance have been held up due to the model code of conduct.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

The Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) will now resume the process of tendering and issuance of work orders for various development works after the election commission’s model code of conduct (MCC) came to an end on March 11. Officials said the process for different works will be resumed within a fortnight.

Among the different works slotted for Indirapuram, tenders will now be floated for procurement of super sucker machines, road repair in Gyan Khand and construction of boundary wall in the Indirapuram extension scheme. Other works for which tenders were received include those related to cleaning of drains and sewerage and selection of a new agency to carry out maintenance work in Indirapuram.

“Tenders will be invited for works held up till now. Work orders will be issued for others for which tenders were already received. We expect the process to be completed within a fortnight,” said Chakresh Jain, executive engineer, GDA.

As the locality has recurrent sewage and drainage issues, the authority has planned purchase of two sets of super sucker machines. Earlier, tenders were invited, but only two bids received. A committee of officials later decided to call for tenders again.

GDA awards the maintenance contract for Indirapuram to a private agency, whose term ends in March. Now, the authority will call for tenders to select another agency.

The authority had also proposed augmentation of four Ganga water reservoirs, but the project is still in the planning stage. A decision will be taken at a later stage as new officials are expected to take charge in Lucknow after formation of the new government.

The Ghaziabad municipal corporation too will expedite around 410 small civic infrastructure-related works amounting to Rs57 crore. These were suspended after the MCC came into effect.

“The works will start shortly. They include road repair, installation of interlocking tiles, construction of drains and sewage infrastructure. Tenders for these works were floated before the code of conduct but works were stopped later. Now, we will release work orders so that development can be expedited,” said Ashu Verma, city mayor.

First Published: Mar 15, 2017 23:21 IST