Noida to issue fresh tenders to finish pending electrical work at stuck projects
The Noida authority on Tuesday said it will prepare a report on all pending electrical works at different sites by May 3 so the process of hiring contractors to finish new and unfinished projects is complete without further delay.
The Noida authority chief executive officer Ritu Maheshwari on Tuesday reviewed the status of electrical works at different project sites with the electrical department staff. “We have directed the engineers to conduct a ground survey and prepare budget estimates of all the electrical works that needs to be done at different project sites in the city. Once the survey report and budget estimates are ready, the authority will issue tenders to select the successful contractors to finish the electricity-related work,” said Maheshwari.
Works at many upcoming projects such as underpasses on Shahdara elevated road, an under-construction administrative building in Sector 96, an upcoming district hospital in Sector 39, Sector 5 parking, and other projects are stuck after the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 to curb the spread of coronavirus. In these and many other such projects, the authority needs to hire contractors who can finish electrical work on schedule after all the construction related work is over. The Noida authority CEO has issued directions that after the surveys are ready, the tendering process should be issued immediately and the work should be allotted to contractors within a week.
The authority wants to wrap up all procedural work within May so that work on the ground can start by June (if the lockdown is not further extended), said officials.
Apart from this, the CEO has directed the electrical department to prepare a report on all dysfunctional street lights. The authority plans to replace them with LEDs. “Once we have an estimate of non-functional street lights from all sectors and villages, the authority will start installation or repair of all these street lights at all places at the same time,” a Noida authority, requesting anonymity, said.